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Artistic impression of typical member of the Schilbeidae
Pronounced Skill BE Day
Features Long anal fin, nasal barbels and a prominent dorsal fin.
Distribution Africa
Common Names Butter Catfish
Size Smallest 54mm, largest 605mm, average 231mm, most commonly 500mm. All SL.
Species There are 33 species in 5 genera in the database
Keepers 9 species (27%) are being kept by registered keepers
Down arrow Subfamilies in Schilbeidae
1. None 33 species (100%)
Down arrow Top Five Genera
1. Pareutropius 4 species (61 keepers)
2. Parailia 5 species (20 keepers)
3. Schilbe 21 species (19 keepers)
4. Irvineia 2 species (0 keepers)
5. Siluranodon 1 species (0 keepers)
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Pareutropius buffei (47%)
2. Parailia pellucida (19%)
3. Pareutropius debauwi (11%)
4. Schilbe intermedius (10%)
5. Schilbe grenfelli (5%)
6. Pareutropius mandevillei (3%)
7. Schilbe marmoratus (2%)
8. Schilbe brevianalis (2%)
9. Parailia occidentalis (1%)
 
Down arrow Species List
1. Irvineia orientalis (i:0, k:0)
2. Irvineia voltae (i:0, k:0)
3. Parailia congica (i:2, k:0)
4. Parailia occidentalis (i:1, k:1)
5. Parailia pellucida (i:9, k:19)
6. Parailia somalensis (i:3, k:0)
7. Parailia spiniserrata (i:0, k:0)
8. Pareutropius buffei (i:14, k:47)
9. Pareutropius debauwi (i:1, k:11)
10. Pareutropius longifilis (i:1, k:0)
11. Pareutropius mandevillei (i:6, k:3)
12. Schilbe angolensis (i:0, k:0)
13. Schilbe banguelensis (i:0, k:0)
14. Schilbe bocagii (i:3, k:0)
15. Schilbe brevianalis (i:7, k:2)
16. Schilbe congensis (i:1, k:0)
17. Schilbe djeremi (i:0, k:0)
18. Schilbe durinii (i:0, k:0)
19. Schilbe grenfelli (i:2, k:5)
20. Schilbe intermedius (i:13, k:10)
21. Schilbe laticeps (i:0, k:0)
22. Schilbe mandibularis (i:2, k:0)
23. Schilbe marmoratus (i:5, k:2)
24. Schilbe micropogon (i:0, k:0)
25. Schilbe moebiusii (i:0, k:0)
26. Schilbe multitaeniatus (i:1, k:0)
27. Schilbe mystus (i:3, k:0)
28. Schilbe nyongensis (i:0, k:0)
29. Schilbe tumbanus (i:0, k:0)
30. Schilbe uranoscopus (i:3, k:0)
31. Schilbe yangambianus (i:2, k:0)
32. Schilbe zairensis (i:0, k:0)
33. Siluranodon auritus (i:0, k:0)