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

(See list of species below)



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23 species (see list below)

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South America
Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Cathorops agassizii
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 22.7 cm SL

 
Cathorops aguadulce
[Estuarine sea catfish]

Photo by FAO

South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Cathorops arenatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by FAO
 
Cathorops arenatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 24.8 cm SL

 
Cathorops belizensis
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Cathorops dasycephalus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops dasycephalus
[Big-bellied sea catfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

North, Central and South
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Cathorops fuerthii (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops fuerthii
[Congo sea catfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Cathorops higuchii
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Central America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cathorops hypophthalmus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops hypophthalmus
[Gloomy sea catfish]

Photo by Perusquía, E.

Central America
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Cathorops kailolae Marceniuk & Betancur-R., 2008

Photo by Perusquía, E.
 
Cathorops kailolae
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Cathorops liropus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Cathorops manglarensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30.6 cm TL

 
Cathorops mapale
[]

Photo by Ayala Pérez, L.A.

Central America
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Cathorops melanopus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Ayala Pérez, L.A.
 
Cathorops melanopus
[Dark sea catfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cathorops multiradiatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cathorops multiradiatus
[Box sea catfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Cathorops nuchalis
[]
No picture found
Southwestern Atlantic

 
Cathorops puncticulatus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Cathorops raredonae
[]

Photo by Camargo, M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cathorops spixii (Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Camargo, M.
 
Cathorops spixii
[Madamango sea catfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Central America
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Cathorops steindachneri (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops steindachneri
[Steindachner's sea catfish]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 28.3 cm SL

 
Cathorops taylori
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Central and South America
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Cathorops tuyra (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cathorops tuyra
[Besudo sea catfish]
No picture found
South America

 
Cathorops variolosus
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 31.4 cm SL

 
Cathorops wayuu
[]
23 Species of Family Ariidae with Genus Cathorops
(Sea catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1888 Cathorops agassizii South America 22 TL
1904 Cathorops aguadulce Estuarine sea catfish Central America 22.7 SL
1840 Cathorops arenatus South America 25 SL
2008 Cathorops belizensis Western Central Atlantic 24.8 SL
1864 Cathorops dasycephalus Big-bellied sea catfish Eastern Pacific 29 TL
1876 Cathorops fuerthii Congo sea catfish North, Central and South 28 TL
2008 Cathorops higuchii Western Central Atlantic 19.2 SL
1876 Cathorops hypophthalmus Gloomy sea catfish Central America 35 TL
2008 Cathorops kailolae Central America 21.4 SL
1897 Cathorops liropus Central America 19.7 SL
2007 Cathorops manglarensis South America 19.5 SL
2005 Cathorops mapale South America 30.6 TL
1864 Cathorops melanopus Dark sea catfish Central America 23 TL
1864 Cathorops multiradiatus Box sea catfish Eastern Pacific 30 TL
1864 Cathorops nuchalis South America 24.5 SL
1840 Cathorops puncticulatus Southwestern Atlantic
2009 Cathorops raredonae Eastern Central Pacific
1829 Cathorops spixii Madamango sea catfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
1904 Cathorops steindachneri Steindachner's sea catfish Central America 36 TL
1925 Cathorops taylori Central America 28.3 SL
1923 Cathorops tuyra Besudo sea catfish Central and South America 29 TL
1840 Cathorops variolosus South America
2012 Cathorops wayuu Western Atlantic 31.4 SL



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