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Superregnum : Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Clariidae
Genus: Uegitglanis
Species: Uegitglanis zammaranoi

Uegitglanis zammaranoi Gianferrari, 1923

Carl J. Ferraris, Jr., 2007, Zootaxa 1418: 1–628 [1]

Uegitglanis zammaranoi is the only species of catfish (order Siluriformes) in the genus Uegitglanis of the family Clariidae.[2] It is endemic to Somalia, where it only occurs in caves near the Jubba and the Shebelle Rivers.[2][3] This species grows to about 10.1 cm (4.0 in) in total length.[3]

U. zammaranoi is hypothesized to be the sister group to Heteropneustes and the remaining clariids. The problematic relationship of this species to the rest of the family is due to the lack of a labyrinth organ that characterizes the family.[4]

Two other cavefish species are in Somalia: the cyprinids Barbopsis devecchi and Phreatichthys andruzzii.[5]

Getahun, A. (2010). "Uegitglanis zammaranoi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T22726A9380099. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T22726A9380099.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
Ferraris, Carl J. Jr. (2007). "Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1418: 1–628. CiteSeerX doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1418.1.1.
Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2011). "Uegiglanis zammaranoi" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
Devaere, Stijn; Adriaens, Dominique; Teugels, Guy G.; Verraes, Walter (2005). "Morphology and spatial constraints in a dorsoventrally flattened skull, with a revised species description of Platyallabes tihoni (Poll, 1944)". Journal of Natural History. 39 (19): 1653–1673. CiteSeerX doi:10.1080/00222930400020103. S2CID 59363346.
Romero, A., editor (2001). The Biology of Hypogean Fishes. Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes. ISBN 978-1402000768

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