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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae North American freshwater catfishes

Genus: Ictalurus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ictalurus australis Pánuco catfish Central America 1904
Ictalurus balsanus Balsas catfish Central America 1899
Ictalurus dugesii Lerma catfish Central America 1880
Ictalurus furcatus Blue catfish North America 165 TL 1840
Ictalurus lupus Headwater catfish North America 48 TL 1858
Ictalurus meridionalis Southern blue catfish Central America 73 SL 1864
Ictalurus mexicanus Rio Verde catfish Central America 1904
Ictalurus ochoterenai Chapala catfish Central America 1946
Ictalurus pricei Yaqui catfish North America 57 TL 1896
Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish North America 132 TL 1818



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