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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
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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]
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Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Arius brunellii
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Arius cous
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius dispar
[Fleshysnout catfish]
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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
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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]