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

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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South America
Max. Length 97 cm TL

 
Sciades couma
[Couma sea catfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Central and South America
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Sciades dowii (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sciades dowii
[Flapnose sea catfish]

Photo by Krumme, U.

South America
Max. Length 94.2 cm TL
Sciades herzbergii (Bloch, 1794)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Sciades herzbergii
[Pemecou sea catfish]

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 190 cm TL
Sciades parkeri (Traill, 1832)

Photo by Figueiredo, J.L./Menezes, N.A.
 
Sciades parkeri
[Gillbacker sea catfish]

Photo by Krumme, U.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Sciades passany (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Krumme, U.
 
Sciades passany
[Passany sea catfish]

Photo by Tait, J.

Oceania
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Sciades paucus (Kailola, 2000)

Photo by Tait, J.
 
Sciades paucus
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Photo by Kolding, J.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Sciades proops (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Kolding, J.
 
Sciades proops
[Crucifix sea catfish]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 92 cm TL
Sciades sona (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Sciades sona
[Sona sea catfish]
8 Species of Family Ariidae with Genus Sciades
(Sea catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1840 Sciades couma Couma sea catfish South America 97 TL
1863 Sciades dowii Flapnose sea catfish Central and South America 90 TL
1794 Sciades herzbergii Pemecou sea catfish South America 94.2 TL
1832 Sciades parkeri Gillbacker sea catfish Western Atlantic 190 TL
1840 Sciades passany Passany sea catfish Western Atlantic 100 TL
2000 Sciades paucus Oceania 130 TL
1840 Sciades proops Crucifix sea catfish Western Atlantic 100 TL
1822 Sciades sona Sona sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 92 TL



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