Glyptosterninae Gill, 1872

Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page, 2006, Genera of the Asian Catfish Families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes)., Zootaxa 1345, pp. 1-96 : 58

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Glyptosterninae Gill, 1872


C. Glyptosterninae Gill, 1872, Pseudecheneidina de Pinna, 1996

Pseudecheneis   ZBK , the only genus in this clade, is easily distinguished from other clades of Sisoridae by having an adhesive apparatus on the thorax with grooves transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body. Osteological traits used by de Pinna (1996) to diagnose Pseudecheneidina include endopterygoid surrounding metapterygoid dorsally, sphenotic not contacting supraoccipital, first epibranchial expanded anteriorly, and dorsal expansion on first pleural rib.