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

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Plicofollis argyropleuron (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Plicofollis argyropleuron
[Longsnouted catfish]

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Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm SL
Plicofollis dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Plicofollis dussumieri
[Blacktip sea catfish]
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Asia
Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Plicofollis magatensis
[]

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Plicofollis nella (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Plicofollis nella
[Smooth-headed catfish]

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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Plicofollis platystomus (Day, 1877)

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Plicofollis platystomus
[Flatmouth sea catfish]

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Plicofollis polystaphylodon (Bleeker, 1846)

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Plicofollis polystaphylodon
[Mozambique sea catfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Plicofollis tenuispinis (Day, 1877)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plicofollis tenuispinis
[Thinspine sea catfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Plicofollis tonggol (Bleeker, 1846)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Plicofollis tonggol
[Roughback sea catfish]
8 Species of Family Ariidae with Genus Plicofollis
(Sea catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1840 Plicofollis argyropleuron Longsnouted catfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL
1840 Plicofollis dussumieri Blacktip sea catfish Indo-west Pacific 62 SL
1926 Plicofollis magatensis Asia 45 TL
1840 Plicofollis nella Smooth-headed catfish Western Pacific 47 TL
1877 Plicofollis platystomus Flatmouth sea catfish Indian Ocean 31 TL
1846 Plicofollis polystaphylodon Mozambique sea catfish Western Indian Ocean 35 SL
1877 Plicofollis tenuispinis Thinspine sea catfish Western Indian Ocean 36 TL
1846 Plicofollis tonggol Roughback sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL



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