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Austroglanis sclateri.jpg
Austroglanis sclateri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Austroglanididae
T. P. Mo, 1991
Genus: Austroglanis
P. H. Skelton, Risch & De Vos, 1984
Type species
Gephyroglanis sclateri

Austroglanis is the only genus in the catfish family Austroglanididae. This family was split off from the Bagridae catfish family.[1] All three species of catfishes in the family Austroglanididae are endemic to southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia), and two species are threatened.[2]

These fish have three pairs of barbels (they lack nasal barbels). They have strong dorsal and pectoral fin spines. The adipose fin is small.[1]


There are currently three described species in this genus:[3]


  1. ^ a b Nelson, Joseph, S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-25031-7.
  2. ^ Bruton, Michael N. (1996). "Threatened fishes of the world: Austroglanis barnardi (Skelton, 1981) (Austroglanididae)". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 45 (4): 382. doi:10.1007/BF00002530.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). Species of Austroglanis in FishBase. December 2011 version.