www.scotcat.com


Your internet guide to
all things catfish


 
Siluridae
Siluridae

 

Siluridae = ( sy LUHR id dee ) 

This family like the Schilibidae are also called "glass catfishes" or sheath fishes.

This is quite a diverse family, from the midwater shoaling Krytopterus to the predatory Wallago and the European wels, Silurus glanis. The difference between the families is quite straightforward, the Silurids do not posses an adipose fin and most of the Shilbids do. The Silurids also have a small notch between the anal and caudal fin whereas the Shilbids have this joined.

 
COMMON NAMES
 
A
Amur catfish
Asian Glass Catfish
 
B
Biwi catfish
Bleeker's Sheathfish
Blue Sheathfish
Borneo Glass Catfish
Burmese silurus
Butter Catfish
 
C
Club-barbel sheatfish
 
D
Dracula sheatfish
 
E
Eurasian catfish
 
F
Freshwater Shark
 
G
Ghost Catfish
Glass Catfish
Glass Catfish
 
H
Helicopter catfish
 
P
Pabo Catfish
 
R
Rock Catfish
 
S
Sengarat
Soldatov's catfish
Striped glass catfish
 

 

 

 
Back to Photo Gallery  Back to Photo Gallery
   
Scientific Names
   
Common Names
   
Synonyms
   
Image Contributors
   
   
Donate towards my web hosting bill!

                                                                                                              updated = March 16, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017