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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Ariinae
Genus: Ariopsis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ariopsis assimilis Mayan sea catfish Central America 35 TL 1864
Ariopsis felis Hardhead sea catfish Western Atlantic 70 TL 1766
Ariopsis guatemalensis Blue sea catfish Central America 54 TL 1864
Ariopsis seemanni Tete sea catfish Central and South America 39.5 TL 1864



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