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Published: 2010-10-25

Taxonomy of Auchenoglanis Günther 1865 (Siluriformes: Auchenoglanididae)

Illinois Natural History Survey, 1618 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 USA
Fish Teleostei catfish Africa taxonomy

Abstract

Teugels et al. (1991) considered the genus Auchenoglanis to be comprised of two valid species: A. biscutatus and A. occidentalis. A new analysis of all the nominal species and subspecies of the genus supports the recognition of all nominal taxa as species. Each species is diagnosed primarily on mensural characters, size and shape of the premaxillary tooth patches, and pigmentation patterns. In addition, a new species, Auchenoglanis senegali, is described from Senegal.

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How to Cite

RETZER, M. E. (2010). Taxonomy of <em>Auchenoglanis </em>Günther 1865 (Siluriformes: Auchenoglanididae). Zootaxa, 2655(1), 25–51. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.2655.1.2