Genera of Catfishes

Families

Family
Subfamily

with genus

Genus
 
Length (total)
Body
height
dorsal
fin
soft
rays
Adi
pose
 
Apistoloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1986

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

Aposturisoma
25
 
5
no
Brochiloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Brochiloricaria
40
flat
 
no
teeth with equal size on both jaws
Crossoloricaria
Issbrücker, 1979

Crossoloricaria
30
very flat
 
no
Cteniloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Cteniloricaria
20
very flat
7
no
Dasyloricaria
Isbrücker, Nijssen, 1979

Dasyloricaria
40
height
 
no
Dentectus
Salazar, Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1982

Dentectus
15
very flat
6
no
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
Furcodontichthys
Rapp Py-Daniel, 1981

Furcodontichthys
15
flat
6
no
2 large, widely branched lip barbels, pointed head
Harttia
Steindachner, 1876

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

Harttiella
7
very flat
6 - 7
no
Hemiloricaria
Bleeker, 1862
Hexenwelse
Hemiloricaria
25
very flat
7 ( - 8)
no
Hemiodontichthys
Bleeker, 1862

Hemiodontichthys
15
flat
6
no
Ixinandria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Ixinandria
13
very flat
 
no
Lamontichthys
Miranda Ribeiro, 1939

Lamontichthys
28
normal
 
no
Leliella
Isbrücker, 2001

Leliella
17
flat
 
no
Limatulichthys
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Limatulichthys
28
flat
6
no
Loricaria
Linnaeus, 1758

Loricaria
35
flat
6 - 7
no
finely feathery mouth
Loricariichthys
Bleeker, 1862
Riesenhexenwelse
Loricariichthys
50
flat
 
no
Metaloricaria
Isbrücker, 1975

Metaloricaria
35
 
6
no
Paraloricaria
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Paraloricaria
60
flat
 
yes
Planiloricaria
Isbrücker, 1971

Planiloricaria
35
very flat
 
no
very small eyes, disk-shaped head
Proloricaria
Isbrücker, 2001

Proloricaria
50
flat
 
 
Pseudohemiodon
Bleeker, 1862
Flunderharnischwelse
Pseudohemiodon
35
very flat
 
no
Pseudoloricaria
Blecker, 1862

Pseudoloricaria
30
flat
 
no
Pterosturisoma
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978

Pterosturisoma
20
flat
6
no
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
Ricola
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1978

Ricola
25
flat
 
 
Rineloricaria
Bleeker, 1862

Rineloricaria
36
 
 
no
Spatuloricaria
Schulz, 1944
Kammharnischwelse
Spatuloricaria
60
very flat
7
no
Sturisoma
Swainson, 1838
Störwelse
Sturisoma
30
 
 
no
Sturisomatichthys
Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1979

Sturisomatichthys
25
 
 
no
36 entries found
Many thanks to
for the pictures
Ingo Seidel
1, 2, 6, 25, 26, 27
7, 14, 28, 31
Hans-Georg Evers
10, 18, 21
Steindachner, Franz (PD)
11
Jansen Zuanon (CC BY-NC)
13
Felipe Alonso
15
Sven Nowack
16, 23
Paul Louis Oudart (1796–1860)
20
Rudolph Kner (1854) (PD)
30
Armin Ackermann
32, 33
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