Taxon profile


sea catfishes
Ariidae Bleeker, 1862

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Siluriformes - catfish

Included taxa

Number of records: 32

genus Amissidens Kailola, 2004
genus Amphiarius Marceniuk & Menezes, 2007
genus Ariopsis Gill, 1861
genus Arius Valenciennes, 1840
genus Aspistor Jordan & Evermann, 1898
genus Bagre Cloquet, 1816
genus Batrachocephalus Bleeker, 1846
genus Brustiarius Herre, 1935
genus Carlarius Marceniuk & Menezes, 2007
genus Cathorops Jordan & Gilbert, 1883
genus Cephalocassis Bleeker, 1857
genus Cinetodus Ogilby, 1898
genus Cochlefelis Whitley, 1941
genus Cryptarius Kailola, 2004
genus Galeichthys Valenciennes, 1840
genus Genidens Castelnau, 1855
genus Hemiarius Bleeker, 1862
genus Hemipimelodus Bleeker, 1858
genus Hexanematichthys Bleeker, 1858
genus Ketengus Bleeker, 1847
genus Nedystoma Ogilby, 1898
genus Nemapteryx Ogilby, 1908
genus Neoarius Castelnau, 1878
genus Netuma Bleeker, 1858
genus Notarius Gill, 1863
genus Occidentarius Betancur-R. & Acero, 2007
genus Osteogeneiosus Bleeker, 1846
genus Plicofollis Kailola, 2004
genus Potamarius Hubbs & Miller, 1960
genus Potamosilurus Marceniuk & Menezes, 2007
genus Sciades Müller & Troschel, 1849

Fossil taxa

species Felichthys stauroforus Lynn & Melland, 1939 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [4a71fd97-f0b1-4b11-9ead-ad1bc44dff95]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Ariidae]
Data retrieved on: 19 January 2015
EN Ferraris C. J. (2007): Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types, Zootaxa 1418, 628 pp [as Ariidae Bleeker, 1862]
Data retrieved on: 13 June 2013
EN Sheiko B.A. (2013): On family-group names of extant fishes and fish-like vertebrates of the world, Explorations of the fauna of the seas. St. Petersburg: Zoological Institute RAS. Vol. 74 (82). P. 1–204. [as Ariidae Bleeker, 1862]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2019

Data source info

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase
about 50 species more than in Fisbase, species marked as uncertain
[Data retrieved on: 05 May 2007]

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Taxa (not confirmed) - 2


extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon