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: none

Ecology: nektobenthic carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Tanzania (1 collection)

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

• Pliocene of Uganda (3)

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

• Miocene of Kenya (4), Tunisia (3), Uganda (3)

• Eocene of Algeria (1), Pakistan (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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