Centromochlus (Sauronglanis) carolae

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Auchenipteridae
Subfamilia: Centromochlinae
Genus: Centromochlus
Subgenus: Centromochlus (Sauronglanis)


Centromochlus (Sauronglanis) carolae (Vari & Ferraris, 2013)

  • Holotype: USNM (CSBD) 401514.
  • Paratypes: USNM (CSBD) 408386 (1), 408387 (1), 401511 (1).

Type locality: Guyana, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Cuyuni River, sand island in middle of river just downstream from Kurutuku, 6°54'N, 60°18'W [1].

Etymology: in honor of Carol Youmans, Management Support Specialist, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, for “invaluable” assistance to both authors over the years, particularly the senior author. The ETYFish Project



  • Grant, S., 2015: Four new subgenera of Centromochlus Kner, 1858 with comments on the boundaries of some related genera (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae). Ichthyofile 3: 1–16.
  • Vari, R.P.; Ferraris, C.J., jr. 2013: Two new species of the catfish genus Tatia (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) from the Guiana Shield and a reevaluation of the limits of the genus. Copeia 2013(3): 396-402. DOI: 10.1643/CI-12-115 Reference page