Taxon profile


Giant Catfish
Netuma thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Siluriformes - catfish »  family Ariidae - sea catfishes »  genus Netuma

Scientific synonyms

Bagrus thalassinus Rüppell, 1837
Netuma thalassinus (Rüppell, 1837)
Netuna thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)
Arius thalassinus (Rüppell, 1837)
Tachysurus thalassinus (Rüppell, 1837)
Ariodes aeneus Sauvage, 1883
Arius andamanensis Day, 1871
Bagrus carchariorhynchos Bleeker, 1846
Netuma thalassina jacksonensis Whitley, 1941
Bagrus laevigatus Valenciennes, 1840

Other names

= Giant Marine-catfish
= Giant Salmon Catfish
= Giant Sea Catfish

= Khagga

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [10220]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/2162]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Netuma thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [bd52c757-3d4a-4352-a8f6-a89fe0bada8b]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Netuma thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)]
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 Netuma thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)]
Data retrieved on: 13 June 2013
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2004): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 4. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) – trnobřiší (Characiformes), nahohřbetí (Gymnotiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 171 pp. [as Arius thalassinus (Rüppell, 1837)]
Data retrieved on: 18 June 2013

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