is a family of catfishes native to Asia. These
fishes usually have dorsal fins with a short
base and a spine, but Ailia lack a
dorsal fin altogether. Most
of these species in the Ailiidae family were
formally in the Schilbeidae family but were
reclassified and moved by Wang et al in 2016.
As of 2019 there are 13 genera in this family.