Taxon profile


African Butter Catfish
Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Siluriformes - catfish »  family Schilbeidae - schilbeid catfishes »  genus Schilbe

Scientific synonyms

Bagrus adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus depressirostris Peters, 1852
Bagrus schilbeides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilbeoides Valenciennes, 1840
Bagrus schilboides Valenciennes, 1840
Eutropius adansonii Valenciennes, 1840
Eutropius altipinnis Steindachner, 1894
Eutropius depressirostris (Peters, 1852)
Eutropius lemairii Boulenger, 1900
Eutropius nilotica (Rüppell, 1829)

Other names

= African Glass Catfish
= Butter Barbel
= Butter Fish
= Butterfish
= Lubangu
= Mystus Catfish

Least Concern
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Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [2447]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/24795]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Ferraris C. J. (2007): Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types, Zootaxa 1418, 628 pp [as Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 13 June 2013
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2004): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 4. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) – trnobřiší (Characiformes), nahohřbetí (Gymnotiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 171 pp. [as Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 18 June 2013

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