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

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

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Plicofollis argyropleuron
[Longsnouted catfish]



Indo-west Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Plicofollis dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Plicofollis dussumieri
[Blacktip sea catfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Plicofollis layardi (Günther, 1866)

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Plicofollis layardi
[Thinspine sea catfish]
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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]



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

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Plicofollis platystomus
[Flatmouth sea catfish]



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

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Plicofollis polystaphylodon
[Mozambique sea catfish]



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

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Plicofollis tonggol
[Roughback sea catfish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Plicofollis argyropleuron Longsnouted catfish Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1840
Plicofollis dussumieri Blacktip sea catfish Indo-west Pacific 85 TL 1840
Plicofollis layardi Thinspine sea catfish Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1866
Plicofollis magatensis Asia 45 TL 1926
Plicofollis nella Smooth-headed catfish Western Pacific 47 TL 1840
Plicofollis platystomus Flatmouth sea catfish Indian Ocean 31 TL 1877
Plicofollis polystaphylodon Mozambique sea catfish Western Indian Ocean 35 SL 1846
Plicofollis tonggol Roughback sea catfish Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1846



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