( 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.