Family Clariidae Bonaparte 1846 (airbreathing catfish)

Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Clariidae

Parent taxon: Siluroidei according to R. Betancur-R et al. 2013

See also Jordan 1963 and Sereno et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Akysidae, Amblycipitidae, Amphiliidae, Anchariidae, Ariidae, Auchenipteridae, Bagridae, Cetopsidae, Chacidae, Claroteidae, Cranoglanididae, Heptapteridae, Heteropneustidae, Horabagridae, Hypsidoroidea, Ictaluridae, Malapteruridae, Mochokidae, Pangasiidae, Pimelodidae, Plotosidae, Pseudopimelodidae, Schilbeidae, Siluridae, Siluriodae, Sisoridae

Subtaxa: Clarias Heterobranchus

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Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (7 collections), Djibouti (1), Egypt (38), Eritrea (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (20), Niger (3), Tanzania (16), Zambia (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Djibouti (1), Kenya (15), Uganda (3)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (2), Kenya (3), Malawi (1), Tanzania (6), Uganda (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Tanzania (5), Uganda (7)

• Miocene of Egypt (1), Kenya (7), Saudi Arabia (2), Tunisia (3), Turkey (1), Uganda (3), the United Arab Emirates (1)

• Eocene of Algeria (1), Pakistan (1)

Total: 156 collections including 163 occurrences

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