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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae Sea catfishes
Subfamily: Ariinae
Genus: Cathorops

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South America
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL
Cathorops agassizii (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Cathorops agassizii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.7 cm SL

 
Cathorops aguadulce
[Estuarine sea catfish]



South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Cathorops arenatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cathorops arenatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.8 cm SL

 
Cathorops belizensis
[Belize sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Cathorops dasycephalus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops dasycephalus
[Bigbelly sea catfish]



North, Central and South
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Cathorops fuerthii (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops fuerthii
[Congo sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Cathorops higuchii
[]



Central America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cathorops hypophthalmus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops hypophthalmus
[Gloomy sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 25.4 cm SL
Cathorops kailolae Marceniuk & Betancur-R., 2008

Photo by Photo by Perusquía, E.
 
Cathorops kailolae
[Papillate sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Cathorops liropus
[Conguito sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Cathorops manglarensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.6 cm TL

 
Cathorops mapale
[]



Central America
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Cathorops melanopus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Ayala Pérez, L.A.
 
Cathorops melanopus
[Dark sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cathorops multiradiatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cathorops multiradiatus
[Box sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Cathorops nuchalis
[]
No picture found


 
Cathorops puncticulatus
[]
No picture found


 
Cathorops raredonae
[Curator sea catfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Cathorops spixii (Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Camargo, M.
 
Cathorops spixii
[Madamango sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Cathorops steindachneri (Gilbert & Starks, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cathorops steindachneri
[Steindachner's sea catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 28.3 cm SL

 
Cathorops taylori
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Cathorops tuyra (Meek & Hildebrand, 1923)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cathorops tuyra
[Besudo sea catfish]



South America

Cathorops variolosus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Cathorops variolosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.4 cm SL

 
Cathorops wayuu
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cathorops agassizii South America 22.5 TL 1888
Cathorops aguadulce Estuarine sea catfish Central America 22.7 SL 1904
Cathorops arenatus South America 25 SL 1840
Cathorops belizensis Belize sea catfish Western Central Atlantic 24.8 SL 2008
Cathorops dasycephalus Bigbelly sea catfish Eastern Pacific 29 TL 1864
Cathorops fuerthii Congo sea catfish North, Central and South 28 TL 1876
Cathorops higuchii Western Central Atlantic 19.2 SL 2008
Cathorops hypophthalmus Gloomy sea catfish Central America 35 TL 1876
Cathorops kailolae Papillate sea catfish Central America 25.4 SL 2008
Cathorops liropus Conguito sea catfish Central America 19.7 SL 1897
Cathorops manglarensis South America 19.5 SL 2007
Cathorops mapale South America 30.6 TL 2005
Cathorops melanopus Dark sea catfish Central America 23 TL 1864
Cathorops multiradiatus Box sea catfish Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1864
Cathorops nuchalis South America 24.5 SL 1864
Cathorops puncticulatus Southwestern Atlantic 1840
Cathorops raredonae Curator sea catfish Eastern Central Pacific 2009
Cathorops spixii Madamango sea catfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1829
Cathorops steindachneri Steindachner's sea catfish Central America 36 TL 1904
Cathorops taylori Central America 28.3 SL 1925
Cathorops tuyra Besudo sea catfish Central and South America 29 TL 1923
Cathorops variolosus South America 1840
Cathorops wayuu Western Atlantic 31.4 SL 2012



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