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Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes



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Max. Length 32 cm FL

 
Amissidens hainesi
[Ridged catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35.5 cm TL
Amphiarius phrygiatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Amphiarius phrygiatus
[Kukwari sea catfish]



South America
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Amphiarius rugispinis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Amphiarius rugispinis
[Softhead sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ariopsis assimilis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Ariopsis assimilis
[Mayan sea catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Ariopsis felis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ariopsis felis
[Hardhead sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Ariopsis guatemalensis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ariopsis guatemalensis
[Blue sea catfish]



Central and South America
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL
Ariopsis seemanni (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Ariopsis seemanni
[Tete sea catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 40 cm NG
Arius acutirostris Day, 1877

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Arius acutirostris
[]



Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Arius africanus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by SAIAB
 
Arius africanus
[African sea catfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Arius arenarius (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Arius arenarius
[Sand catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Arius arius (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Arius arius
[Threadfin sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Arius brunellii
[]
No picture found


 
Arius cous
[]



Asia
Max. Length 34 cm SL
Arius dispar Herre, 1926

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius dispar
[Fleshysnout catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Arius festinus
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 91.4 cm SL
Arius gagora (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius gagora
[Gagora catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Arius gigas Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Arius gigas
[Giant sea catfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arius jella Day, 1877

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arius jella
[Blackfin sea catfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Arius latiscutatus Günther, 1864

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Arius latiscutatus
[Rough-head sea catfish]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 21.1 cm TL
Arius leptonotacanthus Bleeker, 1849

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius leptonotacanthus
[]
No picture found


 
Arius macracanthus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Arius maculatus (Thunberg, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Arius maculatus
[Spotted catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Arius madagascariensis Vaillant, 1894

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius madagascariensis
[Madagascar sea catfish]
No picture found


 
Arius malabaricus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 29.6 cm SL
Arius manillensis Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius manillensis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Arius microcephalus Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius microcephalus
[Squirrelheaded catfish]
No picture found


 
Arius nudidens
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Arius oetik Bleeker, 1846

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius oetik
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm NG
Arius subrostratus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius subrostratus
[Shovelnose sea catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Arius sumatranus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius sumatranus
[Goat catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.9 cm SL

 
Arius uncinatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arius venosus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius venosus
[Veined catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 25.4 cm SL

 
Aspistor hardenbergi
[]



South America
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Aspistor luniscutis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Aspistor luniscutis
[]



South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Aspistor quadriscutis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Aspistor quadriscutis
[Bressou sea catfish]



South America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Bagre bagre (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Bagre bagre
[Coco sea catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Bagre marinus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Bagre marinus
[Gafftopsail sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Bagre panamensis (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Bagre panamensis
[Chilhuil sea catfish]



North, Central and South
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Bagre pinnimaculatus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Bagre pinnimaculatus
[Red sea catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Batrachocephalus mino (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Batrachocephalus mino
[Beardless sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Brustiarius nox
[Comb-gilled catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm SL

 
Brustiarius solidus
[Hard-palate catfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Carlarius heudelotii (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Carlarius heudelotii
[Smoothmouth sea catfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Carlarius parkii (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Carlarius parkii
[Guinean sea catfish]



South America
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Cathorops agassizii (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Cathorops agassizii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.7 cm SL

 
Cathorops aguadulce
[Estuarine sea catfish]



South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Cathorops arenatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cathorops arenatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.8 cm SL

 
Cathorops belizensis
[Belize sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Cathorops dasycephalus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops dasycephalus
[Bigbelly sea catfish]



North, Central and South
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Cathorops fuerthii (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops fuerthii
[Congo sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Cathorops higuchii
[]



Central America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cathorops hypophthalmus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops hypophthalmus
[Gloomy sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 25.4 cm SL
Cathorops kailolae Marceniuk & Betancur-R., 2008

Photo by Photo by Perusquía, E.
 
Cathorops kailolae
[Papillate sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Cathorops liropus
[Conguito sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Cathorops manglarensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.6 cm TL

 
Cathorops mapale
[]



Central America
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Cathorops melanopus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Ayala Pérez, L.A.
 
Cathorops melanopus
[Dark sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cathorops multiradiatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cathorops multiradiatus
[Box sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Cathorops nuchalis
[]
No picture found


 
Cathorops puncticulatus
[]
No picture found


 
Cathorops raredonae
[Curator sea catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cathorops spixii (Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Camargo, M.
 
Cathorops spixii
[Madamango sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Cathorops steindachneri (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops steindachneri
[Steindachner's sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 28.3 cm SL

 
Cathorops taylori
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Cathorops tuyra (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cathorops tuyra
[Besudo sea catfish]



South America

Cathorops variolosus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Cathorops variolosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.4 cm SL

 
Cathorops wayuu
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Cephalocassis borneensis (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Cephalocassis borneensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm NG
Cephalocassis jatia (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Cephalocassis jatia
[River catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Cephalocassis manillensis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Cephalocassis manillensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cephalocassis melanochir (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Cephalocassis melanochir
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Cinetodus carinatus
[Comb-spined catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Cinetodus conorhynchus
[Lorentz catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Cinetodus crassilabris
[Thick-lipped catfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Cinetodus froggatti (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cinetodus froggatti
[Smallmouthed salmon catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 40 cm NG
Cochlefelis burmanicus (Day, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Cochlefelis burmanicus
[]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Cochlefelis danielsi (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cochlefelis danielsi
[Daniel's catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Cochlefelis insidiator
[Flat catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm SL

 
Cochlefelis spatula
[Duckbilled catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Cryptarius daugueti (Chevey, 1932)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cryptarius daugueti
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm SL
Cryptarius truncatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Cryptarius truncatus
[]



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
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Genidens barbus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by Sverlij, S.
 
Genidens barbus
[White sea catfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 42.5 cm TL
Genidens genidens (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Genidens genidens
[Guri sea catfish]



Southwestern Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Genidens machadoi (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Genidens machadoi
[]



South America
Max. Length 57 cm SL
Genidens planifrons (Higuchi, Reis & Araújo, 1982)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Genidens planifrons
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 120 cm SL

 
Hemiarius dioctes
[Warrior catfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Hemiarius harmandi Sauvage, 1880

Photo by Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Hemiarius harmandi
[]



Asia
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Hemiarius stormii (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Hemiarius stormii
[Armoured sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 80 cm TL

 
Hemiarius verrucosus
[]
No picture found


 
Hexanematichthys henni
[]



Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Hexanematichthys mastersi (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Hexanematichthys mastersi
[Master's catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Hexanematichthys sagor (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by NREB, Sarawak/ DANIDA
 
Hexanematichthys sagor
[Sagor catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ketengus typus Bleeker, 1846

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ketengus typus
[Bigmouth sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Nedystoma dayi
[Day's catfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Nedystoma novaeguineae (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nedystoma novaeguineae
[Spoon-snouted catfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm SL
Nemapteryx armiger (De Vis, 1884)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nemapteryx armiger
[Threadfin catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm SL

 
Nemapteryx augusta
[Short barbelled catfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Nemapteryx bleekeri (Popta, 1900)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nemapteryx bleekeri
[Bleeker's catfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Nemapteryx caelata (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Nemapteryx caelata
[Engraved catfish]



Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Nemapteryx macronotacantha (Bleeker, 1846)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Nemapteryx macronotacantha
[]



Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Nemapteryx nenga (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Nemapteryx nenga
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Neoarius berneyi (Whitley, 1941)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Neoarius berneyi
[Highfin catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 75 cm SL

 
Neoarius coatesi
[Coates' catfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Neoarius graeffei (Kner & Steindachner, 1867)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Neoarius graeffei
[Blue salmon catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Neoarius latirostris
[Broad-snouted catfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Neoarius leptaspis (Bleeker, 1862)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Neoarius leptaspis
[Salmon catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 140 cm SL

 
Neoarius midgleyi
[Silver cobbler]
No picture found

Max. Length 39.3 cm FL

 
Neoarius pectoralis
[Sawspine catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Neoarius taylori
[Taylor's catfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 55 cm SL
Neoarius utarus (Kailola, 1990)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Neoarius utarus
[Northern rivers catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 60 cm SL

 
Neoarius velutinus
[Papillate catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm SL
Netuma bilineata (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Netuma bilineata
[Bronze catfish]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 46 cm SL
Netuma proxima (Ogilby, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Biddle, T.
 
Netuma proxima
[Arafura catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 185 cm TL
Netuma thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Netuma thalassina
[Giant catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.8 cm SL

 
Notarius armbrusteri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 32.4 cm SL

 
Notarius biffi
[]



South America
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Notarius bonillai (Miles, 1945)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Notarius bonillai
[New Granada sea catfish]



Central and South America
Max. Length 42.8 cm SL
Notarius cookei (Acero P. & Betancur-R., 2002)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Notarius cookei
[]



South America
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Notarius grandicassis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Notarius grandicassis
[Thomas sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 32.5 cm TL

 
Notarius insculptus
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Notarius kessleri (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Notarius kessleri
[Sculptured sea catfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Notarius lentiginosus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notarius lentiginosus
[Freckled sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Notarius neogranatensis
[Caribbean sculptured sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Notarius osculus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Notarius osculus
[Chomba sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Notarius planiceps (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Notarius planiceps
[Flathead sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70.6 cm TL
Notarius troschelii (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Notarius troschelii
[Chili sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Occidentarius platypogon (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Occidentarius platypogon
[Cominate sea catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 39.9 cm TL
Osteogeneiosus militaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by NREB, Sarawak/ DANIDA
 
Osteogeneiosus militaris
[Soldier catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Plicofollis argyropleuron (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Plicofollis argyropleuron
[Longsnouted catfish]



Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm SL
Plicofollis dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Plicofollis dussumieri
[Blacktip sea catfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Plicofollis layardi (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plicofollis layardi
[Thinspine sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Plicofollis magatensis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Plicofollis nella (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Plicofollis nella
[Smooth-headed catfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Plicofollis platystomus (Day, 1877)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Plicofollis platystomus
[Flatmouth sea catfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Plicofollis polystaphylodon (Bleeker, 1846)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Plicofollis polystaphylodon
[Mozambique sea catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Plicofollis tonggol (Bleeker, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Plicofollis tonggol
[Roughback sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Potamarius grandoculis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 44 cm SL

 
Potamarius izabalensis
[]



Central America
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Potamarius nelsoni (Evermann & Goldsborough, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Potamarius nelsoni
[Lacandon sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 59.5 cm SL

 
Potamarius usumacintae
[Usumacinta sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Potamosilurus macrorhynchus
[Sharp-nosed catfish]



South America
Max. Length 97 cm TL
Sciades couma (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Sciades couma
[Couma sea catfish]



Central and South America
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Sciades dowii (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sciades dowii
[Flapnose sea catfish]



South America
Max. Length 94.2 cm TL
Sciades herzbergii (Bloch, 1794)

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Sciades herzbergii
[Pemecou sea catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 190 cm TL
Sciades parkeri (Traill, 1832)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Sciades parkeri
[Gillbacker sea catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Sciades passany (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Sciades passany
[Passany sea catfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Sciades paucus (Kailola, 2000)

Photo by Photo by Tait, J.
 
Sciades paucus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Sciades proops (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Sciades proops
[Crucifix sea catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Sciades sona (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Sciades sona
[Sona sea catfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Amissidens hainesi Ridged catfish Western Central Pacific 32 FL 2000
Amphiarius phrygiatus Kukwari sea catfish Western Atlantic 35.5 TL 1840
Amphiarius rugispinis Softhead sea catfish South America 47 TL 1840
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
Arius acutirostris Asia 40 NG 1877
Arius africanus African sea catfish Africa 45 SL 1867
Arius arenarius Sand catfish Western Pacific 29 SL 1849
Arius arius Threadfin sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1822
Arius brunellii Africa 35 TL 1939
Arius cous Western Indian Ocean 1859
Arius dispar Fleshysnout catfish Asia 34 SL 1926
Arius festinus Africa 15.1 SL 2003
Arius gagora Gagora catfish Indian Ocean 91.4 SL 1822
Arius gigas Giant sea catfish Africa 165 TL 1911
Arius jella Blackfin sea catfish Indian Ocean 30 TL 1877
Arius latiscutatus Rough-head sea catfish Eastern Atlantic 85 TL 1864
Arius leptonotacanthus Western Pacific. 21.1 TL 1849
Arius macracanthus Asia 1864
Arius maculatus Spotted catfish Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1792
Arius madagascariensis Madagascar sea catfish Africa 70 SL 1894
Arius malabaricus Indian Ocean 1877
Arius manillensis Asia 29.6 SL 1840
Arius microcephalus Squirrelheaded catfish Western Pacific 60 TL 1855
Arius nudidens Asia 1913
Arius oetik Western Pacific. 22.5 TL 1846
Arius subrostratus Shovelnose sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 39.5 NG 1840
Arius sumatranus Goat catfish Indo-West Pacific 32 TL 1830
Arius uncinatus Africa 19.9 SL 2003
Arius venosus Veined catfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1840
Aspistor hardenbergi Western Central Pacific 25.4 SL 2000
Aspistor luniscutis South America 120 TL 1840
Aspistor quadriscutis Bressou sea catfish South America 50 TL 1840
Bagre bagre Coco sea catfish South America 55 TL 1766
Bagre marinus Gafftopsail sea catfish Western Atlantic 69 TL 1815
Bagre panamensis Chilhuil sea catfish Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1863
Bagre pinnimaculatus Red sea catfish North, Central and South 95 TL 1876
Batrachocephalus mino Beardless sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1822
Brustiarius nox Comb-gilled catfish Oceania 30 SL 1935
Brustiarius solidus Hard-palate catfish Asia and Oceania 60 SL 1935
Carlarius heudelotii Smoothmouth sea catfish Eastern Atlantic 83 TL 1840
Carlarius parkii Guinean sea catfish Eastern Atlantic 75 TL 1864
Cathorops agassizii South America 22.5 TL 1888
Cathorops aguadulce Estuarine sea catfish Central America 22.7 SL 1904
Cathorops arenatus South America 25 SL 1840
Cathorops belizensis Belize sea catfish Western Central Atlantic 24.8 SL 2008
Cathorops dasycephalus Bigbelly sea catfish Eastern Pacific 29 TL 1864
Cathorops fuerthii Congo sea catfish North, Central and South 28 TL 1876
Cathorops higuchii Western Central Atlantic 19.2 SL 2008
Cathorops hypophthalmus Gloomy sea catfish Central America 35 TL 1876
Cathorops kailolae Papillate sea catfish Central America 25.4 SL 2008
Cathorops liropus Conguito sea catfish Central America 19.7 SL 1897
Cathorops manglarensis South America 19.5 SL 2007
Cathorops mapale South America 30.6 TL 2005
Cathorops melanopus Dark sea catfish Central America 23 TL 1864
Cathorops multiradiatus Box sea catfish Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1864
Cathorops nuchalis South America 24.5 SL 1864
Cathorops puncticulatus Southwestern Atlantic 1840
Cathorops raredonae Curator sea catfish Eastern Central Pacific 2009
Cathorops spixii Madamango sea catfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1829
Cathorops steindachneri Steindachner's sea catfish Central America 36 TL 1904
Cathorops taylori Central America 28.3 SL 1925
Cathorops tuyra Besudo sea catfish Central and South America 29 TL 1923
Cathorops variolosus South America 1840
Cathorops wayuu Western Atlantic 31.4 SL 2012
Cephalocassis borneensis Western Central Pacific 30 SL 1851
Cephalocassis jatia River catfish Asia 30 NG 1822
Cephalocassis manillensis Asia 26 TL 1840
Cephalocassis melanochir Asia 30 TL 1852
Cinetodus carinatus Comb-spined catfish Asia and Oceania 40 SL 1913
Cinetodus conorhynchus Lorentz catfish Asia 20 SL 1913
Cinetodus crassilabris Thick-lipped catfish Oceania 50 SL 1886
Cinetodus froggatti Smallmouthed salmon catfish Oceania 48 SL 1886
Cochlefelis burmanicus Asia 40 NG 1870
Cochlefelis danielsi Daniel's catfish Asia and Oceania 45 SL 1908
Cochlefelis insidiator Flat catfish Western Central Pacific 35 SL 2000
Cochlefelis spatula Duckbilled catfish Asia and Oceania 60 SL 1886
Cryptarius daugueti Asia 26 TL 1932
Cryptarius truncatus Western Central Pacific 42 SL 1840
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
Genidens barbus White sea catfish Southwest Atlantic 120 TL 1803
Genidens genidens Guri sea catfish Southwest Atlantic 42.5 TL 1829
Genidens machadoi Southwestern Atlantic 80 TL 1918
Genidens planifrons South America 57 SL 1982
Hemiarius dioctes Warrior catfish Western Central Pacific 120 SL 2000
Hemiarius harmandi Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1880
Hemiarius stormii Armoured sea catfish Asia 50 TL 1858
Hemiarius verrucosus Asia 80 TL 2003
Hexanematichthys henni South America. 1922
Hexanematichthys mastersi Master's catfish Indo-west Pacific 51 TL 1898
Hexanematichthys sagor Sagor catfish Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1822
Ketengus typus Bigmouth sea catfish Asia 25 TL 1846
Nedystoma dayi Day's catfish Asia and Oceania 20 SL 1886
Nedystoma novaeguineae Spoon-snouted catfish Asia and Oceania 15 SL 1913
Nemapteryx armiger Threadfin catfish Western Pacific 39.5 SL 1884
Nemapteryx augusta Short barbelled catfish Oceania 60 SL 1978
Nemapteryx bleekeri Bleeker's catfish Western Pacific 17 SL 1900
Nemapteryx caelata Engraved catfish Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1840
Nemapteryx macronotacantha Indo-west Pacific 30 TL 1846
Nemapteryx nenga Indo-west Pacific 30 TL 1822
Neoarius berneyi Highfin catfish Oceania 45 SL 1941
Neoarius coatesi Coates' catfish Oceania 75 SL 1990
Neoarius graeffei Blue salmon catfish Western Pacific 60 SL 1867
Neoarius latirostris Broad-snouted catfish Asia and Oceania 50 SL 1883
Neoarius leptaspis Salmon catfish Western Pacific 60 SL 1862
Neoarius midgleyi Silver cobbler Oceania 140 SL 1988
Neoarius pectoralis Sawspine catfish Western Central Pacific 39.3 FL 2000
Neoarius taylori Taylor's catfish Oceania 40 SL 1978
Neoarius utarus Northern rivers catfish Asia and Oceania 55 SL 1990
Neoarius velutinus Papillate catfish Asia and Oceania 60 SL 1907
Netuma bilineata Bronze catfish Indo-West Pacific 62 SL 1840
Netuma proxima Arafura catfish Western Pacific. 46 SL 1898
Netuma thalassina Giant catfish Indo-West Pacific 185 TL 1837
Notarius armbrusteri Southeast Pacific 20.8 SL 2006
Notarius biffi Eastern Central Pacific 32.4 SL 2004
Notarius bonillai New Granada sea catfish South America 80 TL 1945
Notarius cookei Central and South America 42.8 SL 2002
Notarius grandicassis Thomas sea catfish South America 63 TL 1840
Notarius insculptus Eastern Central Pacific 32.5 TL 1883
Notarius kessleri Sculptured sea catfish Eastern Central Pacific 45 TL 1876
Notarius lentiginosus Freckled sea catfish Eastern Central Pacific 35 TL 1888
Notarius neogranatensis Caribbean sculptured sea catfish Western Atlantic 36 TL 2002
Notarius osculus Chomba sea catfish Central America 28 SL 1883
Notarius planiceps Flathead sea catfish Central America 60 TL 1876
Notarius troschelii Chili sea catfish Eastern Pacific 70.6 TL 1863
Occidentarius platypogon Cominate sea catfish Eastern Pacific 50 TL 1864
Osteogeneiosus militaris Soldier catfish Indo-West Pacific 39.9 TL 1758
Plicofollis argyropleuron Longsnouted catfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1840
Plicofollis dussumieri Blacktip sea catfish Indo-west Pacific 62 SL 1840
Plicofollis layardi Thinspine sea catfish Western Indian Ocean 36 TL 1866
Plicofollis magatensis Asia 45 TL 1926
Plicofollis nella Smooth-headed catfish Western Pacific 47 TL 1840
Plicofollis platystomus Flatmouth sea catfish Indian Ocean 31 TL 1877
Plicofollis polystaphylodon Mozambique sea catfish Western Indian Ocean 35 SL 1846
Plicofollis tonggol Roughback sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1846
Potamarius grandoculis South America 35 SL 1877
Potamarius izabalensis Central America 44 SL 1960
Potamarius nelsoni Lacandon sea catfish Central America 39 SL 1902
Potamarius usumacintae Usumacinta sea catfish Central America 59.5 SL 2007
Potamosilurus macrorhynchus Sharp-nosed catfish Asia and Oceania 50 SL 1913
Sciades couma Couma sea catfish South America 97 TL 1840
Sciades dowii Flapnose sea catfish Central and South America 90 TL 1863
Sciades herzbergii Pemecou sea catfish South America 94.2 TL 1794
Sciades parkeri Gillbacker sea catfish Western Atlantic 190 TL 1832
Sciades passany Passany sea catfish Western Atlantic 100 TL 1840
Sciades paucus Oceania 130 TL 2000
Sciades proops Crucifix sea catfish Western Atlantic 100 TL 1840
Sciades sona Sona sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 92 TL 1822



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