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Sandelia capensis, Jan du Toit's River, b.jpg
S. capensis from the Breede catchment
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Anabantiformes
Family: Anabantidae
Genus: Sandelia
Castelnau, 1861
Type species
Sandelia bainsii
Castelnau, 1861[1]

Sandelia is a genus of climbing gouramies native to freshwater habitats in South Africa.


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


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Sandelia". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Sandelia in FishBase. December 2012 version.