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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Ariinae
Genus: Potamarius

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Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Potamarius grandoculis
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Max. Length 44 cm SL

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

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Potamarius nelsoni
[Lacandon sea catfish]
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Max. Length 59.5 cm SL

 
Potamarius usumacintae
[Usumacinta sea catfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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