Sisorinae Bleeker, 1858

Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page, 2006, Genera of the Asian Catfish Families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes)., Zootaxa 1345, pp. 1-96: 26

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Sisorinae Bleeker, 1858
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A. Sisorinae Bleeker, 1858 

Genera within Sisorinae  are easily distinguished from other sisorids by the absence of adhesive organs on the thorax or paired fins. Osteological traits used by de Pinna (1996) to diagnose Sisorinae  include distal tip of maxilla pointed (reversed in Sisor  ZBK  ), epioccipital with slender posterior process (reversed in Sisor  ZBK  ), and posterodorsal corner of Weberian lamina with pointed process directed posteriorly. Five genera are recognized within Sisorinae  . (Table 4).