Congoglanis is a genus of loach catfishes found in the Congo River system of Africa. This genus is considered the sister group of all other species in the subfamily Doumeinae.[1]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Amphiliidae
Subfamily: Doumeinae
Genus: Congoglanis
Ferraris, Vari & P. H. Skelton, 2011
Type species
Doumea alula
Nichols & Griscom, 1917


There are currently four recognized species in this genus:[2][3]


  1. ^ Ferraris, C.J. Jr., Vari, R.P. & Skelton, P.H. (2011): A new genus of African loach catfish (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae) from the Congo River basin, the sister-group to all other genera of the Doumeinae, with the description of two new species. Copeia, 2011: 477–489.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Congoglanis in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  3. ^ a b Vari, R.P., Ferraris, C.J., Jr. & Skelton, P.H. (2012): New Species of Congoglanis (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae) from the Southern Congo River Basin. Copeia, 2012 (4): 626-630.