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

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12 species
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Max. Length 20.8 cm SL

 
Notarius armbrusteri
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Max. Length 32.4 cm SL

 
Notarius biffi
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Notarius bonillai (Miles, 1945)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Notarius bonillai
[New Granada sea catfish]



Central and South America
Max. Length 42.8 cm SL
Notarius cookei (Acero P. & Betancur-R., 2002)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Notarius cookei
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South America
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Notarius grandicassis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Barbosa, J.M./M. Deda
 
Notarius grandicassis
[Thomas sea catfish]
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Max. Length 32.5 cm TL

 
Notarius insculptus
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Notarius kessleri (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Notarius kessleri
[Sculptured sea catfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Notarius lentiginosus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Notarius lentiginosus
[Freckled sea catfish]
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Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Notarius neogranatensis
[Caribbean sculptured sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Notarius osculus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Notarius osculus
[Chomba sea catfish]



Central America
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Notarius planiceps (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Notarius planiceps
[Flathead sea catfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70.6 cm TL
Notarius troschelii (Gill, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Notarius troschelii
[Chili sea catfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Notarius armbrusteri Southeast Pacific 20.8 SL 2006
Notarius biffi Eastern Central Pacific 32.4 SL 2004
Notarius bonillai New Granada sea catfish Western Atlantic 80 TL 1945
Notarius cookei Central and South America 42.8 SL 2002
Notarius grandicassis Thomas sea catfish South America 63 TL 1840
Notarius insculptus Eastern Central Pacific 32.5 TL 1883
Notarius kessleri Sculptured sea catfish Eastern Central Pacific 45 TL 1876
Notarius lentiginosus Freckled sea catfish Eastern Central Pacific 35 TL 1888
Notarius neogranatensis Caribbean sculptured sea catfish Western Atlantic 36 TL 2002
Notarius osculus Chomba sea catfish Central America 28 SL 1883
Notarius planiceps Flathead sea catfish Central America 60 TL 1876
Notarius troschelii Chili sea catfish Eastern Pacific 70.6 TL 1863



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