catfishes from the island of Madagascar of the
of the African continent. There are at the present
two genera, Ancharius and Gogo.
Was originally placed in the Ariidae family
but a revision by Ng and Sparks in 2005 resulted
in the new family name.
Distinguished from the
Ariidae by having fringed maxillary barbels
and a reduced bony plate in front of the dorsal
fin. Not seen too often and will probably never
be imported into the hobby as most species are
endangered in their natural habitats.