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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Schilbeidae Schilbid catfishes

Genus: Schilbe

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Schilbe angolensis Africa 9 SL 1984
Schilbe banguelensis Golden barbel Africa 59 TL 1911
Schilbe bocagii Africa 24 TL 1884
Schilbe brevianalis Africa 8.2 SL 1929
Schilbe congensis Africa 47 NG 1818
Schilbe djeremi Africa 17.2 SL 1982
Schilbe durinii Africa 6.5 SL 1932
Schilbe grenfelli Africa 50.7 SL 1900
Schilbe intermedius Silver catfish Africa 50 SL 1832
Schilbe laticeps Africa 26.3 SL 1899
Schilbe mandibularis Africa 50 TL 1867
Schilbe marmoratus Shoulderspot catfish Africa 21.7 SL 1911
Schilbe micropogon Africa 21 SL 1943
Schilbe moebiusii Africa 29.6 SL 1896
Schilbe multitaeniatus Africa 26.3 SL 1913
Schilbe mystus African butter catfish Africa 35 SL 1758
Schilbe nyongensis Africa 13.1 SL 1981
Schilbe tumbanus Africa 25.2 SL 1926
Schilbe uranoscopus Africa 36 SL 1832
Schilbe yangambianus Yangambi butterbarbel Africa 25 SL 1954
Schilbe zairensis Africa 11.1 SL 1995



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