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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Siluridae Sheatfishes

Genus: Silurus

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Silurus aristotelis Europe 46 TL 1890
Silurus asotus Amur catfish Asia 130 TL 1758
Silurus biwaensis Eurasian catfish Asia 118 TL 1961
Silurus chantrei Probably occurring in Syr 1882
Silurus duanensis Asia 2004
Silurus glanis Wels catfish Europe and Asia. North, 500 SL 1758
Silurus grahami Asia 42.6 SL 1907
Silurus lanzhouensis Asia 100 TL 1977
Silurus lithophilus Asia 58 TL 1961
Silurus mento Kunming catfish Asia 38 TL 1904
Silurus meridionalis Chinese large-mouth catfish Asia 114.2 SL 1977
Silurus microdorsalis Asia 35 TL 1936
Silurus soldatovi Soldatov's catfish Asia 400 TL 1948
Silurus triostegus Tigris catfish Asia 99 SL 1843



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