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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Clariidae
Genus: Gymnallabes
Günther, 1867
Type species
Gymnallabes typus
Günther, 1867

Gymnallabes is a genus of airbreathing catfishes found in Africa. Gymnallabes species are thin and eel-like for burrowing.[1]


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Devaere, S.; Adriaens, D.; Teugels, G.G.; Verraes, W.; De Clerq, N.; Postnov, A. (2005). "Holotype skeletal morphology of Gymnallabes nops (Roberts & Stewart, 1976), using micro CT-scanning". Cybium (3e série). 29: 281–293. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Gymnallabes in FishBase. December 2011 version.