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

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Asia
Max. Length 40 cm NG
Arius acutirostris Day, 1877

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Arius acutirostris
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Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Arius africanus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by SAIAB
 
Arius africanus
[African sea catfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Arius arenarius (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Arius arenarius
[Sand catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Arius arius (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Arius arius
[Threadfin sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Arius brunellii
[]
No picture found


 
Arius cous
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Asia
Max. Length 34 cm SL
Arius dispar Herre, 1926

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius dispar
[Fleshysnout catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Arius festinus
[]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 91.4 cm SL
Arius gagora (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius gagora
[Gagora catfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arius jella Day, 1877

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Arius jella
[Blackfin sea catfish]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 21.1 cm TL
Arius leptonotacanthus Bleeker, 1849

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius leptonotacanthus
[]
No picture found


 
Arius macracanthus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Arius maculatus (Thunberg, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Arius maculatus
[Spotted catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 70 cm SL
Arius madagascariensis Vaillant, 1894

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius madagascariensis
[Madagascar sea catfish]
No picture found


 
Arius malabaricus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 29.6 cm SL
Arius manillensis Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius manillensis
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Arius microcephalus Bleeker, 1855

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius microcephalus
[Squirrelheaded catfish]
No picture found


 
Arius nudidens
[]



Western Pacific.
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Arius oetik Bleeker, 1846

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius oetik
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm NG
Arius subrostratus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius subrostratus
[Shovelnose sea catfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Arius sumatranus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius sumatranus
[Goat catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.9 cm SL

 
Arius uncinatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Arius venosus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Arius venosus
[Veined catfish]



23 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arius acutirostris Asia 40 NG 1877
Arius africanus African sea catfish Africa 45 SL 1867
Arius arenarius Sand catfish Western Pacific 29 SL 1849
Arius arius Threadfin sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1822
Arius brunellii Africa 35 TL 1939
Arius cous Western Indian Ocean 1859
Arius dispar Fleshysnout catfish Asia 34 SL 1926
Arius festinus Africa 15.1 SL 2003
Arius gagora Gagora catfish Indian Ocean 91.4 SL 1822
Arius jella Blackfin sea catfish Indian Ocean 30 TL 1877
Arius leptonotacanthus Western Pacific. 21.1 TL 1849
Arius macracanthus Asia 1864
Arius maculatus Spotted catfish Indo-West Pacific 80 TL 1792
Arius madagascariensis Madagascar sea catfish Africa 70 SL 1894
Arius malabaricus Indian Ocean 1877
Arius manillensis Asia 29.6 SL 1840
Arius microcephalus Squirrelheaded catfish Western Pacific 60 TL 1855
Arius nudidens Asia 1913
Arius oetik Western Pacific. 22.5 TL 1846
Arius subrostratus Shovelnose sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 39.5 NG 1840
Arius sumatranus Goat catfish Indo-West Pacific 32 TL 1830
Arius uncinatus Africa 19.9 SL 2003
Arius venosus Veined catfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1840



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