Platyclarias machadoi

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Platyclarias machadoi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Clariidae
Genus: Platyclarias
Poll, 1977
Species: P. machadoi
Binomial name
Platyclarias machadoi
Poll, 1977

Platyclarias machadoi is the only species in the genus Platyclarias of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Clariidae.[1] It originates from the upper Cuango River in Angola.[1] It reaches up to 20.1 centimetres (7.9 in) TL.[2] P. machadoi is easily identified among the clariids due to its extremely flattened head relative to other clariids.[3]


  1. ^ a b Ferraris, Carl J., Jr. (2007). "Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1418: 1–628. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Platyclarias machadoi" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  3. ^ Devaere, Stijn; Adriaens, Dominique; Teugels, Guy G.; Verraes, Walter (2006). "Morphology of the cranial system of Platyclarias machadoi: interdependencies of skull flattening and suspensorial structure in Clariidae". Zoomorphology. 125 (2).