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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Mochokidae
Genus: Atopochilus
Sauvage, 1879
Type species
Atopochilus savorgnani
Sauvage, 1879

Atopochilus is a genus of upside-down catfishes native to Africa.


There are currently seven recognized species in this genus: [1]


Atopochilus species have their lips and barbels modified into a suckermouth.[2] Atopochilus species range in size from 6.0–14.1 centimetres (2.4–5.6 in) in length.[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Atopochilus in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  2. ^ Nelson, Joseph S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-25031-7.