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

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen

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

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

Photo by Ng, H.H.

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

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

Photo by Robertson, R.

Central America
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Ariopsis guatemalensis (Günther, 1864)

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

Photo by Landines, M.

Central and South America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ariopsis seemanni (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Ariopsis seemanni
[Tete sea catfish]
4 Species of Family Ariidae with Genus Ariopsis
(Sea catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1864 Ariopsis assimilis Mayan sea catfish Central America 35 TL
1766 Ariopsis felis Hardhead sea catfish Western Atlantic 70 TL
1864 Ariopsis guatemalensis Blue sea catfish Central America 37 TL
1864 Ariopsis seemanni Tete sea catfish Central and South America 35 TL



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