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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Siluridae Sheatfishes

Genus: Silurus

(See list of species below)



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Europe
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Silurus aristotelis Garman, 1890

Photo by Photo by Kommatas & Sanda
 
Silurus aristotelis
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Asia
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Silurus asotus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Silurus asotus
[Amur catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 118 cm TL
Silurus biwaensis (Tomoda, 1961)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Silurus biwaensis
[Eurasian catfish]



Probably occurring in Syr

Silurus chantrei Sauvage, 1882

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Silurus chantrei
[]



Asia

Silurus duanensis Hu, Lan & Zhang, 2004

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus duanensis
[]



Europe and Asia. North,
Max. Length 500 cm SL
Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Hartl, A.
 
Silurus glanis
[Wels catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 42.6 cm SL

 
Silurus grahami
[]



Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Silurus lanzhouensis Chen, 1977

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus lanzhouensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 58 cm TL

 
Silurus lithophilus
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Asia
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Silurus mento Regan, 1904

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus mento
[Kunming catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 114.2 cm SL
Silurus meridionalis Chen, 1977

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus meridionalis
[Chinese large-mouth catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Silurus microdorsalis (Mori, 1936)

Photo by Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Silurus microdorsalis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 400 cm TL
Silurus soldatovi Nikolskii & Soin, 1948

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus soldatovi
[Soldatov's catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 99 cm SL

 
Silurus triostegus
[Tigris catfish]



14 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Silurus aristotelis Europe 46 TL 1890
Silurus asotus Amur catfish Asia 130 TL 1758
Silurus biwaensis Eurasian catfish Asia 118 TL 1961
Silurus chantrei Probably occurring in Syr 1882
Silurus duanensis Asia 2004
Silurus glanis Wels catfish Europe and Asia. North, 500 SL 1758
Silurus grahami Asia 42.6 SL 1907
Silurus lanzhouensis Asia 100 TL 1977
Silurus lithophilus Asia 58 TL 1961
Silurus mento Kunming catfish Asia 38 TL 1904
Silurus meridionalis Chinese large-mouth catfish Asia 114.2 SL 1977
Silurus microdorsalis Asia 35 TL 1936
Silurus soldatovi Soldatov's catfish Asia 400 TL 1948
Silurus triostegus Tigris catfish Asia 99 SL 1843



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