Species under Cathorops
n= 23
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Cathorops agassizii
(Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)
South America 22.5
Cathorops aguadulce
(Meek, 1904)
Estuarine sea catfish Central America 22.7
Cathorops arenatus
(Valenciennes, 1840)
South America 25
Cathorops belizensis
Marceniuk & Betancur-R., 2008
Belize sea catfish Western Central Atlantic 24.8
Cathorops dasycephalus
(Günther, 1864)
Bigbelly sea catfish Eastern Pacific 29
Cathorops fuerthii
(Steindachner, 1876)
Congo sea catfish North, Central and South America 28
Cathorops higuchii
Marceniuk & Betancur-R., 2008
Western Central Atlantic 19.2
Cathorops hypophthalmus
(Steindachner, 1876)
Gloomy sea catfish Central America 35
Cathorops kailolae
Marceniuk & Betancur-R., 2008
Papillate sea catfish Central America 25.4
Cathorops liropus
(Bristol, 1897)
Conguito sea catfish Central America 19.7
Cathorops manglarensis
Marceniuk, 2007
South America 19.5
Cathorops mapale
Betancur-R. & Acero P., 2005
South America 30.6
Cathorops melanopus
(Günther, 1864)
Dark sea catfish Central America 23
Cathorops multiradiatus
(Günther, 1864)
Box sea catfish Eastern Pacific 30
Cathorops nuchalis
(Günther, 1864)
South America 24.47
Cathorops puncticulatus
(Valenciennes, 1840)
Southwestern Atlantic
Cathorops raredonae
Marceniuk, Betancur-R. & Acero P., 2009
Curator sea catfish Eastern Central Pacific
Cathorops spixii
(Agassiz, 1829)
Madamango sea catfish Western Atlantic 30
Cathorops steindachneri
(Gilbert & Starks, 1904)
Steindachner's sea catfish Central America 36
Cathorops taylori
(Hildebrand, 1925)
Central America 28.3
Cathorops tuyra
(Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)
Besudo sea catfish Central and South America 29
Cathorops variolosus
(Valenciennes, 1840)
South America
Cathorops wayuu
Betancur-R., Acero P. & Marceniuk, 2012
Western Atlantic 31.4
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