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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Bagreinae
Genus: Bagre

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Kolding, J.

South America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Bagre bagre (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Kolding, J.
 
Bagre bagre
[Coco sea catfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Bagre marinus (Mitchill, 1815)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Bagre marinus
[Gafftopsail sea catfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Bagre panamensis (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Bagre panamensis
[Chilhuil sea catfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

North, Central and South
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Bagre pinnimaculatus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Bagre pinnimaculatus
[Red sea catfish]
4 Species of Family Ariidae with Genus Bagre
(Sea catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1766 Bagre bagre Coco sea catfish South America 55 TL
1815 Bagre marinus Gafftopsail sea catfish Western Atlantic 69 TL
1863 Bagre panamensis Chilhuil sea catfish Eastern Pacific 38 TL
1876 Bagre pinnimaculatus Red sea catfish North, Central and South 95 TL



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