SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=145) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Siluriformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Arius') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Ariinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Ariinae
Genus: Arius

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Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

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

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Arius acutirostris
[]

Photo by SAIAB

Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Arius africanus Günther, 1867

Photo by SAIAB
 
Arius africanus
[African sea catfish]

Photo by MNHN

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

Photo by MNHN
 
Arius arenarius
[Sand catfish]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

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

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Arius arius
[Threadfin sea catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 35 cm TL

 
Arius brunellii
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Arius cous
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius dispar
[Fleshysnout catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Arius festinus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius gagora
[Gagora catfish]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Arius gigas Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Arius gigas
[Giant sea catfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Arius latiscutatus Günther, 1864

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Arius latiscutatus
[Rough-head sea catfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius leptonotacanthus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Arius macracanthus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

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

 
Arius malabaricus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius manillensis
[]

Photo by FAO

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

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

 
Arius nudidens
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius oetik
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius subrostratus
[Shovelnose sea catfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius sumatranus
[Goat catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19.9 cm SL

 
Arius uncinatus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Arius venosus
[Veined catfish]



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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 gigas Giant sea catfish Africa 165 TL 1911
Arius jella Blackfin sea catfish Indian Ocean 30 TL 1877
Arius latiscutatus Rough-head sea catfish Eastern Atlantic 85 TL 1864
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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