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Mochokidae phylogeny from Tree of Life Project
Synodontis-Hybrid of W-African origin


Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Mochokidae
Subfamiliae: Chiloglanidinae - Mochokinae



  • Jordan, D.S. 1923: A classification of fishes including families and genera as far as known. Stanford University Publications, University Series, Biological Sciences, 3: 77–243 + i–x.
  • Ferraris, C.J., Jr. 2007: Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa, 1418: 1-628. PDF
  • Vigliotta, T.R. 2008: A phylogenetic study of the African catfish family Mochokidae (Osteichthyes, Ostariophysi, Silurigormes), with a key to genera. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 157: 73-136.


  • Tree of Life Project [1]

Vernacular Name[edit]

Deutsch: Fiederbartwelse
English: Squeakers or Upside-down Catfish
Nederlands: Baardmeervallen
polski: Pierzastowąsowate
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