Ancharius (catfish)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Anchariidae
Genus: Ancharius
Steindachner, 1880
Type species
Ancharius fuscus
Steindachner, 1880

Ancharius, the Vaonas, is a small genus of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Anchariidae.

Ancharius has been variably placed in Mochokidae, Ariidae, and Anchariidae.[1] They are endemic to Madagascar.


This genus currently contain two described species:[2]


  1. ^ Ng, Heok Hee; Sparks, John S. (2005). "Revision of the endemic Malagasy catfish family Anchariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of a new genus and three new species". Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters. 16 (4): 303–323. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Ancharius in FishBase. December 2011 version.