Euchilichthys

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Euchilichthys
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Mochokidae
Genus: Euchilichthys
Boulenger, 1900
Type species
Atopochilus guentheri
Schilthuis, 1891

Euchilichthys is a genus of upside-down catfishes native to the Congo River Basin in Middle Africa.

Species[edit]

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

Description[edit]

Euchilichthys species have the lips and part of the barbels modified into a suckermouth.[2]

References[edit]

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