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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Galeichthyinae
Genus: Galeichthys

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Galeichthys ater Castelnau, 1861

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Galeichthys ater
[Black seacatfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Galeichthys feliceps Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Galeichthys feliceps
[White barbel]



Southeastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Galeichthys peruvianus Lütken, 1874

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Galeichthys peruvianus
[Peruvian sea catfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Galeichthys trowi Kulongowski, 2010

Photo by Photo by Mann, B.
 
Galeichthys trowi
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Galeichthys ater Black seacatfish Southeast Atlantic 45 TL 1861
Galeichthys feliceps White barbel Southeast Atlantic 55 TL 1840
Galeichthys peruvianus Peruvian sea catfish Southeastern Pacific 35 TL 1874
Galeichthys trowi Indian Ocean 50 SL 2010



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