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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Ariinae
Genus: Ariopsis

(See list of species below)



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Central America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ariopsis assimilis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen
 
Ariopsis assimilis
[Mayan sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 35.7 cm SL

 
Ariopsis canteri
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Ariopsis felis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ariopsis felis
[Hardhead sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Ariopsis guatemalensis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Ariopsis guatemalensis
[Blue sea catfish]
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Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Ariopsis jimenzi
[Jimenez’s sea catfish]



Central and South America
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL
Ariopsis seemanni (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Ariopsis seemanni
[Tete sea catfish]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ariopsis assimilis Mayan sea catfish Central America 35 TL 1864
Ariopsis canteri Caribbean 35.7 SL 2017
Ariopsis felis Hardhead sea catfish Western Atlantic 70 TL 1766
Ariopsis guatemalensis Blue sea catfish Central America 54 TL 1864
Ariopsis jimenzi Jimenez’s sea catfish Eastern Pacific 35 TL 2017
Ariopsis seemanni Tete sea catfish Central and South America 39.5 TL 1864



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