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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Amphiliidae Loach catfishes
Subfamily: Amphiliinae
Genus: Amphilius

(See list of species below)



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28 species (see list below)

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Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Amphilius atesuensis Boulenger, 1904

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Amphilius atesuensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Amphilius athiensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Amphilius brevis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Amphilius caudosignatus
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Amphilius chalei Seegers, 2008

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Amphilius chalei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Amphilius cryptobullatus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Amphilius dimonikensis Skelton, 2007

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Amphilius dimonikensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 18.1 cm SL

 
Amphilius grandis
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Amphilius jacksonii Boulenger, 1912

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Amphilius jacksonii
[Marbled mountain catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Amphilius kakrimensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 10.6 cm TL
Amphilius kivuensis Pellegrin, 1933

Photo by FAO
 
Amphilius kivuensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Amphilius korupi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL

 
Amphilius krefftii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL

 
Amphilius lamani
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Amphilius lampei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Amphilius laticaudatus
[Broadtail mountain catfish]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Amphilius lentiginosus Trewavas, 1936

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Amphilius lentiginosus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Amphilius longirostris
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.8 cm TL

 
Amphilius maesii
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Amphilius mamonekenensis Skelton, 2007

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Amphilius mamonekenensis
[]

Photo by South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity

Africa
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Amphilius natalensis Boulenger, 1917

Photo by South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
 
Amphilius natalensis
[Natal mountain catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Amphilius nigricaudatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Amphilius opisthophthalmus
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Africa
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL
Amphilius platychir (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Amphilius platychir
[Mountain barbel]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Amphilius pulcher
[]

Photo by Palmer, R.

Africa
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Amphilius rheophilus Daget, 1959

Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Amphilius rheophilus
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Amphilius uranoscopus (Pfeffer, 1889)

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Amphilius uranoscopus
[Stargazer mountain catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Amphilius zairensis
[]
28 Species of Family Amphiliidae with Genus Amphilius
(Loach catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1904 Amphilius atesuensis Africa 9.3 SL
2010 Amphilius athiensis Africa 16.0 SL
1902 Amphilius brevis Africa 8.4 TL
2007 Amphilius caudosignatus Africa 5.0 SL
2008 Amphilius chalei Africa 7.0 SL
1986 Amphilius cryptobullatus Africa 13.5 SL
2007 Amphilius dimonikensis Africa 5.6 SL
1905 Amphilius grandis Africa 18.1 SL
1912 Amphilius jacksonii Marbled mountain catfish Africa 15 TL
1987 Amphilius kakrimensis Africa 4.2 SL
1933 Amphilius kivuensis Africa 10.6 TL
2007 Amphilius korupi Africa 6.5 SL
1911 Amphilius krefftii Africa 20.8 SL
1920 Amphilius lamani Africa 9.6 TL
1913 Amphilius lampei Africa 10 TL
1984 Amphilius laticaudatus Broadtail mountain catfish Africa 5.2 SL
1936 Amphilius lentiginosus Africa 11.8 SL
1901 Amphilius longirostris Africa 14 TL
1919 Amphilius maesii Africa 8.8 TL
2007 Amphilius mamonekenensis Africa 7.2 SL
1917 Amphilius natalensis Natal mountain catfish Africa 12.5 SL
1909 Amphilius nigricaudatus Africa 7.3 SL
1919 Amphilius opisthophthalmus Africa 8.4 TL
1864 Amphilius platychir Mountain barbel Africa 16.7 SL
1929 Amphilius pulcher Africa 8 TL
1959 Amphilius rheophilus Africa 12.2 SL
1889 Amphilius uranoscopus Stargazer mountain catfish Africa 19.5 TL
1986 Amphilius zairensis Africa 9.4 SL



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