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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Ariinae
Genus: Sciades

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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
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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
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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