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


Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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
Sectio: Otophysa
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 names[edit]

Deutsch: Fiederbartwelse
English: Squeakers or Upside-down Catfish
日本語: サカサナマズ科
Nederlands: Baardmeervallen
polski: Pierzastowąsowate
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