Genera of Catfishes

Families

Family
Subfamily

with genus

Genus
 
Length (total)
Body
height
dorsal
fin
soft
rays
Adi
pose
 
Acanthicus
Spix / Agassiz, 1829
Elfenwelse
Acanthicus
120
flat
8 ( - 9)
no
flat head, heavy growth with odontodes
Acanthodoras
Bleeker, 1862

Acanthodoras
17
 
 
yes
only Doradidae genus with round caudal
Acentronichthys
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Acentronichthys
11
normal
 
 
Acestridium
Hasemann, 1912

Acestridium
7
normal
7
no
needle-shaped, rounded caudal
Agamyxis
Cope, 1878

Agamyxis
20
very height
5
yes
Ageneiosus
Lacépède, 1803
Delphinwelse
Ageneiosus
65
very height
6
 
Aguarunichthys
Stewart, 1986

Aguarunichthys
50
 
6
 
Amblydoras
Bleeker, 1862

Amblydoras
13
 
6
yes
Anadoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Anadoras
20
 
 
 
Ancistomus
Isbrücker & Seidel, 2001
Trugschilderwelse
Peckoltia (snethlageae-Gruppe)
Ancistomus
25
normal
7
yes
elongated than Peckoltia
Ancistrini
Kner, 1853

Ancistrini
35
 
 
not
all
Ancistrus
Kner, 1854
Antennenwelse
Ancistrus
30
flat
(6 - ) 7 ( - 10)
yes
Tentacles on the head
Andeancistrus
Lujan, Meza-Vargas & Barriga-Salazar, 2015

Andeancistrus
18
normal
7
yes
Anduzedoras
Fernández-Yépez, 1968

Anduzedoras
35
 
 
 
Aphanotorulus
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1983
Leopardschilderwelse
 (frankei-Gruppe)
Aphanotorulus
65
flat
7
yes
Leopard pattern, lobes of the caudal fin approximately the same length
Apistoloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1986

Apistoloricaria
16
very flat
6
no
Aposturisoma
Isbrücker, Britski, Nijssen & Ortega, 1983

Aposturisoma
25
 
5
no
Araichthys
Zawadzki, Bifi & Mariotto, 2016

Araichthys
11
 
7
no
Asterophysus
Kner, 1858

Asterophysus
35
 
5
 
Astroblepus
Humboldt, 1805
Kletterwelse
climbing catfishes
Astroblepus
90
 
6
 
Astrodoras
Bleeker, 1862

Astrodoras
12
 
6
 
Auchenipterichthys
Bleeker, 1862

Auchenipterichthys
20
 
 
yes
Auchenipterus
Valenciennes, 18

Auchenipterus
33
 
 
 
Avalithoxus
Lujan, Armbruster & Lovejoy, 2018

Avalithoxus
6
very flat
 
yes
Mouth: jagged edge striking circular
Bagropsis
Lütken, 1874

Bagropsis
26
 
 
 
Baryancistrus
Rapp Py-Daniel, 1989
Prachtharnischwelse
Baryancistrus
40
height
7
yes
Dorsal fin and adipose fin are connected to a diaphragm
Batrochoglanis
Gill, 1858

Batrochoglanis
80
 
 
 
Bergiaria
Eigenmann & Norris, 1901

Bergiaria
25
 
 
 
Brachyglanis
Eigenmann, 1912

Brachyglanis
12
 
 
 
Brachyplatystoma
Bleeker, 1862

Brachyplatystoma
350
 
 
 
Brachyrhamdia
Myers, 1927

Brachyrhamdia
11
 
6
 
Brochiloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Brochiloricaria
40
flat
 
no
teeth with equal size on both jaws
Calophysus
Müller & Troschel, 1843

Calophysus
65
 
 
 
Centrochir
Agassiz, 1829

Centrochir
25
 
5
yes
Centrodoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Centrodoras
45
 
 
 
Centromochlus
Kner, 1858

Centromochlus
15
 
 
 
Cephalosilurus
Haseman, 1911

Cephalosilurus
60
 
 
 
Cetopsorhamdia
Eigenmann & Fisher, 1916

Cetopsorhamdia
15
 
 
 
Chaetostoma
Heckel in Tschudi, 1845
Gebirgsharnischwelse
Chaetostoma
30
very flat
(5 - ) 7 - 10
not
all
"rubber mouth"
Chasmocranus
Eigenmann, 1912

Chasmocranus
30
 
 
 
Chauliocheilos
Martins, Andrade, Rosa & Langeani, 2014

Chauliocheilos
7
 
 
no
Cheirocerus
Eigenmann, 1917

Cheirocerus
25
 
 
 
Cochliodon
Heckel in Kner, 1854

Hypostomus (cochliodon-Gruppe)
Cochliodon
50
very height
7
not
all
few spoon-shaped teeth, jaws v-shaped
Cordylancistrus
Isbrücker, 1980
Breitkopf-Gebirgsharnischwelse
Cordylancistrus
18
very flat
8 ( - 9)
yes
haunch-shaped head
Corumbataia
Britski, 1997

Corumbataia
8
 
7
no
Corymbophanes
Eigenmann, 1909

Corymbophanes
13
very flat
7
no
Crossoloricaria
Issbrücker, 1979

Crossoloricaria
30
very flat
 
no
Cruciglanis
Ortega-Lara & Lehmann, 2006

Cruciglanis
15
very height
6
 
Cryptancistrus
Fisch-Muller, Mol & Covain, 2018

Cryptancistrus
8
 
 
 
Cteniloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Cteniloricaria
20
very flat
7
no
Curculionichthys
Roxo, da Costa e Silva, Orrego & Oliveira, 2015

Curculionichthys
4
 
7 - 8
 
Dasyloricaria
Isbrücker, Nijssen, 1979

Dasyloricaria
40
height
 
no
Dekeyseria
Rapp Py-Daniel, 1985
Rotdornharnischwels
Dekeyseria
25
very flat
7
yes
afterbody strongly keeled
Delturus
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Delturus
30
flat
8 - 10
yes
flat, strong keel before adipose fin
Dentectus
Salazar, Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1982

Dentectus
15
very flat
6
no
Dolichancistrus
Isbrücker, 1980
Langstachel-Gebirgsharnischwelse
Dolichancistrus
18
very flat
(7 - ) 8 - 9 ( - 11)
yes
"rubber mouth", many small bristles along the snout
Doraops
Schultz, 1944

Doraops
55
 
 
 
Doras
Lacepède, 1803

Doras
60
 
6
 
Duopalatinus
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888

Duopalatinus
20
 
 
 
Entomocorus
Eigenmann, 1917

Entomocorus
10
 
 
 
Epactionotus
Reis & Schaefer, 1998

Epactionotus
5
 
 
 
Epapterus
Cope, 1878

Epapterus
17
 
 
 
Etsaputu
Lujan, Armbruster & Rengifo, 2011

Etsaputu
12
normal
7
yes
Eurycheilichthys
Reis & Schaefer, 1992

Eurycheilichthys
9
 
 
no
7 soft rays in the pectoral fin
Euryochus
Pereira & Reis, 2017

Euryochus
15
 
 
 
Exallodontus
Lundberg, Mago-Leccia & Nass, 1991

Exallodontus
25
 
 
 
Exastilithoxus
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979
Fransenmaul-Stromschnellen-Harnischwels
Exastilithoxus
8
very flat
6 - 7
yes
jagged mouth with many lip barbels!
Farlowella
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889
Schnabel-, Faden-, Nadelwelse
Farlowella
30
 
 
no
Fonchiiichthys
Isbrücker & Michels, 2001

Fonchiiichthys
20
flat
 
 
Fonchiiloricaria
Rodriguez, Ortega & Covain, 2011

Fonchiiloricaria
20
 
 
no
12 soft rays in the caudal fin
Franciscodoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Franciscodoras
35
 
6
yes
Furcodontichthys
Rapp Py-Daniel, 1981

Furcodontichthys
15
flat
6
no
2 large, widely branched lip barbels, pointed head
Gelanoglanis
Böhlke, 1980

Gelanoglanis
5
 
5
 
Gephyromochlus
Hoedemann, 1961

Gephyromochlus
14
 
 
 
Gladioglanis
Ferraris & Mago-Leccia, 1989

Gladioglanis
5
 
 
 
Glanidium
Lütken, 1874

Glanidium
25
 
 
 
Glyptoperichthys
Weber, 1991
Segelschilderwelse
Pterygoplichthys
Glyptoperichthys
60
height
(11 - ) 12 - 14
yes
bumps on the supraoccipital plate
Goeldiella
Eigenmann & Norris, 1900

Goeldiella
45
 
6
 
Guyanancistrus
Isbrücker, 2001

Pseudancistrus (brevispinis-Gruppe)
Guyanancistrus
21
very flat
7
yes
relatively large, very small maxillary barbels
Gymnotocinclus
Carvalho, Lehmann, Reis, 2008

Gymnotocinclus
8
normal
7
no
Harttia
Steindachner, 1876

Harttia
20
very flat
6
no
very broad, flattened caudal peduncle
Harttiella
Boeseman, 1971

Harttiella
7
very flat
6 - 7
no
Hassar
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888

Hassar
27
 
6
yes
Hemiancistrus
Bleeker, 1862
Großaugen-Harnischwelse
Hemiancistrus
50
normal
7
yes
Collection of genera
Hemidoras
Bleeker, 1858

Hemidoras
25
 
 
 
Hemiloricaria
Bleeker, 1862
Hexenwelse
Hemiloricaria
25
very flat
7 ( - 8)
no
Hemiodontichthys
Bleeker, 1862

Hemiodontichthys
15
flat
6
no
Hemipsilichthys
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Hemipsilichthys
16
 
7 ( - 9)
not
all
Hemisorubim
Bleeker, 1862

Hemisorubim
61
 
 
 
Heptapterus
Bleeker, 1858

Heptapterus
25
 
6
 
Hirtella
Pereira, Zanata, Cetra & Reis, 2014

Hirtella
7
 
 
 
Hisonotus
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Hisonotus
7
very flat
(6 - ) 7
no
Hopliancistrus
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Dreihornharnischwelse
Hopliancistrus
15
very flat
 
yes
three extremely strong odontodes behind the gill cover
Horiomyzon
Stewart, 1986

Horiomyzon
4
 
6
yes
Hypancistrus
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1991

Hypancistrus
35
normal
7 ( - 8)
yes
relatively small mouth, greatly reduced dentition
Hypodoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Hypodoras
15
 
 
 
Hypophthalmus
Cuvier, 1829

Hypophthalmus
58
 
 
 
Hypoptopoma
Günther, 1868

Hypoptopoma
13
very flat
7
yes
far outside eyes, spatulate body, strong armor
Hypostomus
Lacépède, 1803
Schilderwelse
Hypostomus
60
height
7 ( - 11)
yes
no odontodes of interoperculum, usually colored inconspicuous
Iheringichthys
Eigenmann & Norris, 1900

Iheringichthys
34
 
 
 
Imparfinis
Eigenmann & Norris, 1900

Imparfinis
45
 
 
 
Isbrueckerichthys
Derijst, 1996

Isbrueckerichthys
13
 
7
 
Isorineloricaria
Isbrücker, 1980
Igel-Harnischwelse
 (spinossissimus-group)
Isorineloricaria
85
flat
 
yes
extremely long by greatly elongated, thin, round caudal peduncle
Ixinandria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Ixinandria
13
very flat
 
no
Kalyptodoras
Higuchi, Britski & Garavello, 1990

Kalyptodoras
30
 
 
 
Kronichthys
Miranda Ribeiro, 1908

Kronichthys
15
 
7 - 8
yes
Lamontichthys
Miranda Ribeiro, 1939

Lamontichthys
28
normal
 
no
Lampiella
Isbrücker, 2001

Lampiella
6
height
 
no
Lasiancistrus
Regan, 1904
Deltaschwanzwelse
Lasiancistrus
25
very flat
7 - 8
yes
thick and thin odontodes on the operculum
Leiarius
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888

Leiarius
95
 
8 - 11
 
Leliella
Isbrücker, 2001

Leliella
17
flat
 
no
Leporacanthicus
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Rüsselzahnwelse
Leporacanthicus
30
normal
8
yes
"Buck teeth", upper lip has barbels!
Leptoancistrus
Meek & Hildebrand, 1916
Hochgebirgs-Harnischwelse
Leptoancistrus
10
very flat
8
no
no anal fin
Leptodoras
Boulenger, 1898

Leptodoras
27
 
 
 
Leptorhamdia
Eigenmann, 1918

Leptorhamdia
17
 
 
 
Leptotocinclus
Delapieve, Lehmann & Reis, 2017

Leptotocinclus
5
normal
 
 
Limatulichthys
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Limatulichthys
28
flat
6
no
Liosomadoras
Fowler, 1940

Liosomadoras
30
 
6
yes
Lipopterichthys
Norman, 1935

Lipopterichthys
10
 
 
 
only 12 soft rays in caudal fin
Liposarcus
Günther, 1864
Segelschilderwelse
Pterygoplichthys (multiradiatus-Gruppe)
Liposarcus
60
height
(11 - ) 12 - 14
yes
no bumps on the supraoccipital plate
Lithodoras
Bleeker, 1862

Lithodoras
96
 
 
 
Lithogenes
Eigenmann, 1909

Lithogenes
9
 
7 - 8
yes
Lithoxancistrus
Isbrücker, Nijssen & Cala, 1988
Flachkopfharnischwelse
Pseudancistrus (orinoco-Gruppe)
Lithoxancistrus
20
very flat
7
yes
Lithoxus
Eigenmann, 1910

Lithoxus
9
very flat
 
not
all
Mouth: jagged edge striking circular
Lophiosilurus
Steindachner, 1877

Lophiosilurus
90
 
6
 
Loraxichthys
Salcedo, 2013

Loraxichthys
7
flat
 
no
Loricaria
Linnaeus, 1758

Loricaria
35
flat
6 - 7
no
finely feathery mouth
Loricariichthys
Bleeker, 1862
Riesenhexenwelse
Loricariichthys
50
flat
 
no
Luciopimelodus
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888

Luciopimelodus
120
 
 
 
Mastiglanis
Bockmann, 1994

Mastiglanis
8
normal
 
 
conspicuously prolonged pectoral fin
Megalancistrus
Isbrücker, 1980
Riesenkaktuswelse
Megalancistrus
80
height
(9 - ) 10 ( - 11)
yes
massive
Megalodoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Megalodoras
80
 
 
 
Megalonema
Eigenmann, 1912

Megalonema
50
 
 
 
Merodoras
Higuchi, Birindelli, Sousa & Britski, 2007

Merodoras
7
 
 
 
Metaloricaria
Isbrücker, 1975

Metaloricaria
35
 
6
no
Micracanthicus
Lujan & Armbruster, 2011

Micracanthicus
8
flat
 
 
Microglanis
Eigenmann, 1912

Microglanis
40
 
 
 
Microlepidogaster
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889
Hisonotus
Microlepidogaster
8
 
6 - 7
no
Microplecostomus
Silva, Roxo, Orrego & Oliveira , 2016

Microplecostomus
5
normal
7
 
Myoglanis
Eigenmann, 1912

Myoglanis
18
 
 
 
Nannoglanis
Boulenger, 1887

Nannoglanis
6
 
 
 
Nannoplecostomus
Ribeiro, Lima & Pereira , 2012

Nannoplecostomus
3
 
 
 
Nannoptopoma
Schaefer, 1996

Nannoptopoma
6
 
 
no
Nannoxyropsis
Delapieve, Lehmann & Reis, 2017

Nannoxyropsis
6
normal
7
 
Neblinichthys
Ferraris, Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1889
Neblina-Harnischwelse
Neblinichthys
10
very flat
(6 - ) 7 ( - 8)
yes
males have on the head are long, forward looking odontodes
Nemadoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Nemadoras
20
 
6
 
Nemuroglanis
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Nemuroglanis
6
 
 
 
Neoplecostomus
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888

Neoplecostomus
13
 
7
yes
Niobichthys
Schaefer & Provenzano, 1998

Niobichthys
10
very flat
 
no
afterbody and caudal peduncle strongly flattened
Oligancistrus
Rapp Py-Daniel, 1989
Segelflossenharnischwels
Spectracanthicus
Oligancistrus
20
normal
7
yes
Opsodoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Opsodoras
23
 
 
 
Orinocodoras
Myers, 1927

Orinocodoras
23
 
 
 
Ossancora
Birindelli & Sabaj Pérez, 2011

Ossancora
17
 
 
 
Otocinclus
Cope, 1872
Trommelfell-Welse
Otocinclus
8
 
6 ( - 8)
no
Otothyris
Myers, 1927

Otothyris
4
 
7
no
Otothyropsis
Ribeiro, Carvalho & Melo, 2005

Otothyropsis
6
 
 
 
Oxydoras
Kner, 1855

Oxydoras
100
 
 
 
Oxyropsis
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Oxyropsis
9
 
 
no
Panaqolus
Isbrücker & Schraml, 2001
Zwergschilderwelse, Tigerharnischwelse
Panaque (dentex-Gruppe)
Panaqolus
20
normal
7 ( - 8)
yes
jaw mostly strong v-shaped
Panaque
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Panaque
70
very height
7
yes
jaw mostly strong v-shaped
Paralithoxus
Boeseman, 1982

Paralithoxus
8
very flat
 
yes
Mouth: jagged edge striking circular
Paraloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Paraloricaria
60
flat
 
yes
Parancistrus
Bleeker, 1862
Breitkopfharnischwelse
Parancistrus
25
very flat
7
yes
first ray of the dorsal severely bent, huge gill opening
Parapimelodus
La Monte, 1933

Parapimelodus
25
 
 
 
Parauchenipterus
Bleeker, 1862

Parauchenipterus
23
 
 
 
Pareiorhaphis
Miranda Ribeiro, 1918

Pareiorhaphis
17
flat
7
not
all
Pareiorhina
Gosline, 1947

Pareiorhina
7
 
7
no
Pariolius
Cope, 1872

Pariolius
5
 
 
 
Parotocinclus
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Parotocinclus
8
 
6 - 7
yes
Paulasquama
Armbruster & Taphorn, 2011

Paulasquama
7
very flat
7
yes
Peckoltia
Miranda-Ribeiro, 1912
Zwergschilderwels
Peckoltia
50
normal
7 ( - 8)
yes
Peckoltichthys
Miranda-Ribeiro, 1917
Flachstirnharnischwelse
Peckoltia (ucayalensis-Gruppe)
Peckoltichthys
15
height
7
yes
elongated, flat forehead
Perrunichthys
Schultz, 1944

Perrunichthys
80
 
7
 
Phenacorhamdia
Dahl, 1961

Phenacorhamdia
10
 
 
 
Phractocephalus
Agassiz, 1829

Phractocephalus
130
 
 
yes
Phreatobius
Goeldi, 1905

Phreatobius
6
 
 
 
Physopyxis
Cope, 1871

Physopyxis
28
 
 
 
Pimelodella
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888

Pimelodella
45
 
6
 
Pimelodina
Steindachner, 1876

Pimelodina
38
 
 
 
Pimelodus
La Cepède, 1803

Pimelodus
65
 
6
 
Pinirampus
Bleeker, 1858

Pinirampus
150
 
 
 
Planiloricaria
Isbrücker, 1971

Planiloricaria
35
very flat
 
no
very small eyes, disk-shaped head
Platydoras
Bleeker, 1862

Platydoras
30
 
6
yes
Platynematichthys
Bleeker, 1858

Platynematichthys
130
 
 
 
Platysilurus
Haseman, 1911

Platysilurus
85
 
 
 
Platystomatichthys
Bleeker, 1862

Platystomatichthys
45
 
 
 
Plesioptopoma
Reis, Pereira & Lehmann, 2012

Plesioptopoma
10
 
 
 
Pogonopoma
Regan, 1904
Tannenzapfen-Harnischwels
Pogonopoma
45
flat
7 - 8 ( - 11)
not
all
Proloricaria
Isbrücker, 2001

Proloricaria
50
flat
 
 
Propimelodus
Lundberg & Parisi, 2002

Propimelodus
30
 
 
 
Pseudacanthicus
Bleeker, 1882
Kaktuswelse
Pseudacanthicus
100
height
8 - 9
yes
strongly keeled, thorn-like odontodes
Pseudancistrus
Bleeker, 1862
Borstenkranz-Harnischwelse
Pseudancistrus
25
flat
7 ( - 11)
yes
long beard from odontodes
Pseudauchenipterus
Bleeker, 1862

Pseudauchenipterus
30
 
 
 
Pseudepapterus
Steindachner, 1915

Pseudepapterus
13
 
 
 
Pseudohemiodon
Bleeker, 1862
Flunderharnischwelse
Pseudohemiodon
35
very flat
 
no
Pseudolithoxus
Isbrücker / Werner, 2001
Fliegerharnischwelse
Lasiancistrus (anthrax-Gruppe)
Pseudolithoxus
20
very flat
7 ( - 8)
yes
very long pectoral fins
Pseudoloricaria
Blecker, 1862

Pseudoloricaria
30
flat
 
no
Pseudopimelodus
Bleeker, 1858

Pseudopimelodus
69
 
 
 
Pseudoplatystoma
Bleeker, 1862

Pseudoplatystoma
140
 
 
 
Pseudoqolus
Lujan, Cramer, Covain, Fisch-Muller & López-Fernández, 2017

Pseudoqolus
20
normal
7
yes
Pseudorinelepis
Bleekter, 1862
Tannenzapfen-Harnischwels
Pseudorinelepis
60
flat
7 - 8
no
no iris cloth, pinecone-like bone plates, flat head
Pseudotatia
Mees, 1974

Pseudotatia
10
 
 
 
Pseudotocinclus
Nichols, 1919

Pseudotocinclus
8
 
(6 - ) 7
no
Pseudotothyris
Britski & Garavello, 1984

Pseudotothyris
5
 
(6 - ) 7
no
Pterodoras
Bleeker, 1862

Pterodoras
100
 
 
 
Pterosturisoma
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978

Pterosturisoma
20
flat
6
no
Pterygoplichthys
Gill, 1858
Segelschilderwelse
Pterygoplichthys
40
height
10 - 11 ( - 12)
yes
no bumps on the supraoccipital plate
Pyxiloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1984

Pyxiloricaria
20
very flat
 
no
triangular head
Reganella
Eigenmann, 1905

Reganella
15
very flat
6
no
Rhadinoloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1974

Rhadinoloricaria
17
very flat
 
no
long, pointed head
Rhamdella
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888

Rhamdella
26
 
 
 
Rhamdia
Bleeker, 1858

Rhamdia
50
 
 
 
Rhamdioglanis
Ihering, 1907

Rhamdioglanis
23
 
 
 
Rhamdiopsis
Haseman, 1911

Rhamdiopsis
15
 
 
 
Rhinelepis
Spix, 1829
Tannenzapfen-Harnischwelse
Rhinelepis
70
flat
7
no
no iris cloth, pinecone-like bone plates, flat head
Rhinodoras
Bleeker, 1862

Rhinodoras
50
 
6
 
Rhinolekos
F. de Oliveira Martins & F. Langeani, 2011

Rhinolekos
6
flat
6 - 7
no
Rhyacoglanis
Shibatta & Vari, 2017

Rhyacoglanis
12
 
 
 
Rhynchodoras
Klausewitz & Rössel, 1961

Rhynchodoras
13
 
 
 
Ricola
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978

Ricola
25
flat
 
 
Rineloricaria
Bleeker, 1862

Rineloricaria
36
 
 
no
Schizolecis
Britski & Garavello, 1984

Schizolecis
5
height
 
no
Scobinancistrus
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989
Pfauenharnischwelse
Scobinancistrus
40
flat
7
yes
very few long teeth, elongated
Scorpiodoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Scorpiodoras
20
 
 
 
Soromonichthys
Lujan & Armbruster, 2011

Soromonichthys
4
flat
7
yes
Sorubim
Cuvier, 1829

Sorubim
100
 
 
 
Sorubimichthys
Bleeker , 1862

Sorubimichthys
200
 
 
 
Spatuloricaria
Schulz, 1944
Kammharnischwelse
Spatuloricaria
60
very flat
7
no
Spectracanthicus
Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1987
Falsche Rüsselzahnwelse
Spectracanthicus
15
flat
7
yes
"Buck teeth", upper lip has no barbels! very pointed head
Spinipterus
Akama & Ferraris, 2011

Spinipterus
11
 
 
 
Squaliforma
Isbrücker & Michels, 2001
Haischilderwelse
Aphanotorulus (emarginatus-Gruppe)
Squaliforma
65
flat
7
yes
Leopard pattern, lower lobe of the caudal fin is longer
Steindachneridion
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1919

Steindachneridion
85
 
 
 
Sturisoma
Swainson, 1838
Störwelse
Sturisoma
30
 
 
no
Sturisomatichthys
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Sturisomatichthys
25
 
 
no
Tatia
Miranda Ribeiro, 1911

Tatia
20
 
5
 
Taunayia
Miranda Ribeiro, 1918

Taunayia
7
 
 
 
Tenellus
Birindelli, 2014

Tenellus
25
 
6
 
Tetranematichthys
Bleeker, 1858
Blatt-Delfinwelse
Tetranematichthys
25
very height
 
 
Tocantinsia
Mees, 1974

Tocantinsia
42
 
 
 
Trachelyichthys
Mees, 1974

Trachelyichthys
12
 
 
 
Trachelyopterichthys
18
 
 
 
Trachelyopterus
Valenciennes, 1840

Trachelyopterus
33
 
 
 
Trachycorystes
Bleeker , 1858

Trachycorystes
50
 
4
yes
Trachydoras
Eigenmann, 1925

Trachydoras
25
 
 
 
Transancistrus
Lujan, Meza-Vargas & Barriga-Salazar, 2015

Transancistrus
10
very flat
7
 
Tympanopleura
Eigenmann (Walsh et.al.), 1912

Tympanopleura
20
 
6
yes
Wertheimeria
Steindachner, 1877

Wertheimeria
35
 
 
 
Yaluwak
Lujan, Armbruster, Werneke, Teixeira & Lovejoy, 2019

Yaluwak
15
 
 
no
Zonancistrus
Isbrücker, 2001
Schmetterlingsharnischwelse
Dekeyseria (brachyura-Gruppe)
Zonancistrus
18
very flat
7
yes
conspicuous bands, caudal peduncle strongly keeled, long, pointed head
Zungaro
Bleeker, 1958

Zungaro
160
 
 
 
Zungaropsis
Steindachner, 1908

Zungaropsis
29
 
 
 
251 entries found
Many thanks to
for the pictures
José Birindelli (CC BY-NC)
2, 7, 68, 193, 202
6, 8, 23, 25, 27, 48, 52, 54, 72, 74, 92, 100, 107, 108, 123, 128, 130, 133, 144, 145, 148, 149, 160, 165, 170, 184, 185, 186, 187, 192, 199
Ingo Seidel
10, 13, 14, 26, 43, 45, 73, 76, 84, 137, 162, 166, 168, 169
11, 20, 101, 182, 200
Rudolph Kner (1855) (PD)
12
Robert Eckert
15
Thorke A.S. Østergaard (CC BY-NC)
18
Lütken (1875) (PD)
21
Leandro Sousa (CC BY-NC)
29, 70, 79, 109, 142, 143, 176, 194, 195, 196, 197
Kner (1858) (PD)
30
Andre Luis da Silva Castro (CC BY)
31
J. J. von Tschudi
32
H. P. Risch
34
Mitsuhiro Iwamoto
36
President and Fellows of Harvard College (CC BY-NC-SA)
44, 153
Steindachner, Franz (1917) (PD)
53
Hans-Georg Evers
58, 87, 102, 135, 146, 164, 179
Bubu Schmidt
64
Tiago Carvalho (CC BY-NC)
65
Steindachner, Franz (PD)
66
Jansen Zuanon (CC BY-NC)
71
Eduardo Baena (CC BY-NC)
77
Carla Polaz (CC BY-NC)
80, 173
Carvalho et. al., 2009 (PD)
81
Shastri Ballyram
82
Julio Endler
83
Felipe Alonso
85
Sven Nowack
86, 157
Brenda Irwin
90
anonym
96
Mark Sabaj Pérez (CC BY-NC)
98, 181
Cláudio Dias Timm (CC BY-NC-SA)
104, 134
Sandra Udrizar
106
Bárbara B. Calegari (CC BY-NC)
112, 125, 126, 163
Eigenmann, Carl H. (PD)
114
G. A. Boulenger (PD)
115, 119
Paul Louis Oudart (1796–1860)
132
Edvaldo Trajano
147
Samuel Benn
156
Augusto Bentinho
167
Hasemann, John D. (PD)
171
Manzotti, Angelo Rodrigo (CC BY-NC)
175
Rudolph Kner (1854) (PD)
178
Ilka Baumann
180
Sitron (GFDL)
183
Guilherme Souza (CC BY-NC)
189
Armin Ackermann
190, 191
Luís Schiesari (CC BY-NC)
198
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