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

(See list of species below)



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26 species (see list below)

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Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 40 cm NG
Arius acutirostris Day, 1877

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Arius acutirostris
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Arius africanus Günther, 1867

Photo by FAO
 
Arius africanus
[African sea catfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Arius arenarius (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by FAO
 
Arius arenarius
[Sand catfish]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Arius arius (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Arius arius
[Threadfin sea catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Arius brunellii
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Arius cous
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius dispar
[Fleshysnout catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Arius festinus
[]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 91.4 cm SL
Arius gagora (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by FAO
 
Arius gagora
[Gagora catfish]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Arius gigas Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Arius gigas
[Giant sea catfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arius jella Day, 1877

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arius jella
[Blackfin sea catfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Arius latiscutatus Günther, 1864

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Arius latiscutatus
[Rough-head sea catfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 21.1 cm TL
Arius leptonotacanthus Bleeker, 1849

Photo by FAO
 
Arius leptonotacanthus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Arius macracanthus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Arius maculatus (Thunberg, 1792)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Arius maculatus
[Spotted catfish]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Arius madagascariensis Vaillant, 1894

Photo by FAO
 
Arius madagascariensis
[Madagascar sea catfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Arius malabaricus
[]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 29.6 cm SL
Arius manillensis Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by FAO
 
Arius manillensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Arius microcephalus Bleeker, 1855

Photo by FAO
 
Arius microcephalus
[Squirrelheaded catfish]
No picture found
Asia

 
Arius nudidens
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Arius oetik Bleeker, 1846

Photo by FAO
 
Arius oetik
[]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Arius parkii Günther, 1864

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Arius parkii
[Guinean sea catfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm NG
Arius subrostratus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by FAO
 
Arius subrostratus
[Shovelnose sea catfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Arius sumatranus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by FAO
 
Arius sumatranus
[Goat catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19.9 cm SL

 
Arius uncinatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arius venosus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by FAO
 
Arius venosus
[Veined catfish]
26 Species of Family Ariidae with Genus Arius
(Sea catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1877 Arius acutirostris Asia 40 NG
1867 Arius africanus African sea catfish Africa 45 SL
1849 Arius arenarius Sand catfish Western Pacific 29 SL
1822 Arius arius Threadfin sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 40 SL
1939 Arius brunellii Africa 35 TL
1859 Arius cous Western Indian Ocean
1926 Arius dispar Fleshysnout catfish Asia 34 SL
2003 Arius festinus Africa 15.1 SL
1822 Arius gagora Gagora catfish Indian Ocean 91.4 SL
1911 Arius gigas Giant sea catfish Africa 165 TL
1877 Arius jella Blackfin sea catfish Indian Ocean 30 TL
1864 Arius latiscutatus Rough-head sea catfish Eastern Atlantic 85 TL
1849 Arius leptonotacanthus Western Pacific. 21.1 TL
1864 Arius macracanthus Asia
1792 Arius maculatus Spotted catfish Indo-West Pacific 80 TL
1894 Arius madagascariensis Madagascar sea catfish Africa 70 SL
1877 Arius malabaricus Indian Ocean
1840 Arius manillensis Asia 29.6 SL
1855 Arius microcephalus Squirrelheaded catfish Western Pacific 60 TL
1913 Arius nudidens Asia
1846 Arius oetik Western Pacific. 22.5 TL
1864 Arius parkii Guinean sea catfish Eastern Atlantic 75 TL
1840 Arius subrostratus Shovelnose sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 39.5 NG
1830 Arius sumatranus Goat catfish Indo-West Pacific 32 TL
2003 Arius uncinatus Africa 19.9 SL
1840 Arius venosus Veined catfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL



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