Callichthyidae

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Callichthyidae

[‚ka‚lik′thī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of tropical catfishes in the suborder Siluroidei.
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1998): Anatomy and phylogenetic analysis of the Neotropical callichthyid catfishes (Ostariophysi, Siluriformes).
caudomarginatus, which is conspicuously more abundant, and sometimes with two species of poeciliids, Poecilia vivipara Bloch & Schneider and Phalloptychus januarius (Hensel), an eleotridine gobiid, Dormitator maculatus (Bloch), and the callichthyid Callichthys callichthys (Linnaeus).
The atherinids are reported as hosts for hyriid mussels (Humphrey and Simpson, 1985), cichlids are hosts for hyriid, mutelid and mycetopodid mussels (Bonetto and Ezcurra, 1962, 1963; Mansur and Veitenheimer-Mendes, 1979; Kondo, 1984), characids as hosts for hyriids and mycetopodids (Bonetto and Ezcurra, 1962, 1963), and callichthyids are hosts for mycetopodids (Bonetto and Ezcurra, 1962).
1): (1) comparisons of loricarioids as a whole to outgroup, nonloricarioid catfishes (basal node); (2) comparisons of callichthyids + astroblepids + loricariids to their sister group, the trichomycterids (node A); (3) comparisons of astroblepids + loricariids to their (functional) sister group, the callichthyids (node B); and (4) comparisons of loricariids to their sister group, the astroblepids (node C).