Indian cave catfishes. This family and the genera
Horaglanis (Clariidae) are the only
species in India to reside in cave systems.
They have an absence of a dorsal fin; the presence
of four pairs of barbels; an upwardly directed
mouth, with a distinctly projecting lower jaw
with 4 set of teeth; subcutaneous eyes; anal
fin completely confluent with the caudal fin;
anal and caudal fins together carry 70–74
fin rays; and no spines in any of the fins.
These differences have led to its being assigned
to its own family