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Austroglanididae
Austroglanididae

 

Austroglanididae = ( ost RO glan id idee )   

Austroglanididae catfishes, are characterised by their scaleless, elongated bodies. From Southern Africa they have three pairs of barbels (nasal pair absent); strong dorsal and pectoral spines; adipose fin small. The genus Austroglanis was formerly placed in the Bagridae family. There are three species only in this genera and all are either vulnerable or endangered due to their habitats being threatened by stream channeling, water extraction, sedimentation and introduced bass.

 
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