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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Bagreinae
Genus: Bagre

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South America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Bagre bagre (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Bagre bagre
[Coco sea catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Bagre marinus (Mitchill, 1815)

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Bagre marinus
[Gafftopsail sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Bagre panamensis (Gill, 1863)

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Bagre panamensis
[Chilhuil sea catfish]



North, Central and South
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Bagre pinnimaculatus (Steindachner, 1876)

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Bagre pinnimaculatus
[Red sea catfish]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bagre bagre Coco sea catfish South America 55 TL 1766
Bagre marinus Gafftopsail sea catfish Western Atlantic 69 TL 1815
Bagre panamensis Chilhuil sea catfish Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1863
Bagre pinnimaculatus Red sea catfish North, Central and South 95 TL 1876



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