Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species


Family: Siluridae Sheatfishes



(See list of species below)



Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
                                                          Specify a country:

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional)


105 species (see list below)

1 of 1 Jump to:

Photo by Warren, T.

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Belodontichthys dinema (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Belodontichthys dinema
[]

Photo by WWF Thailand-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Belodontichthys truncatus Kottelat & Ng, 1999

Photo by WWF Thailand-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Belodontichthys truncatus
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Ceratoglanis pachynema Ng, 1999

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Ceratoglanis pachynema
[Club-barbel sheatfish]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 44 cm SL
Ceratoglanis scleronema (Bleeker, 1862)

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Ceratoglanis scleronema
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Hemisilurus heterorhynchus (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Hemisilurus heterorhynchus
[]

Photo by Taylor, A.

Asia
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Hemisilurus mekongensis Bornbusch & Lundberg, 1989

Photo by Taylor, A.
 
Hemisilurus mekongensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Hemisilurus moolenburghi
[]

Photo by Binoy, V.V.

Asia
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Kryptoglanis shajii Vincent & Thomas, 2011

Photo by Binoy, V.V.
 
Kryptoglanis shajii
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 24.9 cm SL

 
Kryptopterus baramensis
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Kryptopterus bicirrhis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Kryptopterus bicirrhis
[Glass catfish]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Kryptopterus cheveyi Durand, 1940

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Kryptopterus cheveyi
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Kryptopterus cryptopterus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Kryptopterus cryptopterus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Kryptopterus dissitus
[Indochinese sheatfish]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 17.1 cm SL
Kryptopterus geminus Ng, 2003

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Kryptopterus geminus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 24.9 cm SL

 
Kryptopterus hesperius
[Maeklong sheatfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL

 
Kryptopterus lais
[]

Photo by Warren, T.

Asia
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Kryptopterus limpok (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Kryptopterus limpok
[Long-barbel sheatfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Kryptopterus lumholtzi
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Kryptopterus macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Kryptopterus macrocephalus
[Striped glass catfish]

Photo by Anseeuw, D.

Asia
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Kryptopterus minor Roberts, 1989

Photo by Anseeuw, D.
 
Kryptopterus minor
[Ghost Catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Kryptopterus mononema
[]

Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Kryptopterus palembangensis (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by WWF-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Kryptopterus palembangensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Kryptopterus paraschilbeides
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Kryptopterus piperatus
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Kryptopterus sabanus (Inger & Chin, 1959)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Kryptopterus sabanus
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Kryptopterus schilbeides (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Kryptopterus schilbeides
[]

Photo by Warren, T.

Asia
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Micronema hexapterus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Micronema hexapterus
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Micronema moorei (Smith, 1945)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Micronema moorei
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Micronema platypogon
[]

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Asia
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Ompok bimaculatus (Bloch, 1794)

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.
 
Ompok bimaculatus
[Butter catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Ompok binotatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL

 
Ompok borneensis
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Ompok brevirictus Ng & Hadiaty, 2009

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ompok brevirictus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Ompok canio
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Ompok ceylonensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Ompok eugeneiatus
[Malay glass catfish]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ompok fumidus Tan & Ng, 1996

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Ompok fumidus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Ompok goae
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ompok hypophthalmus (Bleeker, 1846)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Ompok hypophthalmus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Ompok javanensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Ompok jaynei
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Ompok leiacanthus
[]

Photo by Sreekantha

Asia
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Ompok malabaricus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Sreekantha
 
Ompok malabaricus
[Goan catfish]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Ompok miostoma (Vaillant, 1902)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ompok miostoma
[]

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Asia
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ompok pabda (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.
 
Ompok pabda
[Pabdah catfish]

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Asia
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Ompok pabo (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Hossain, M.A.R.
 
Ompok pabo
[Pabo catfish]

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ompok pinnatus Ng, 2003

Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Ompok pinnatus
[Long-fin glass catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Ompok platyrhynchus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Ompok pluriradiatus
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Ompok rhadinurus Ng, 2003

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Ompok rhadinurus
[]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Asia
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Ompok siluroides Lacepède, 1803

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Ompok siluroides
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Ompok sindensis
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia

Ompok supernus Ng, 2008

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ompok supernus
[]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 18.1 cm SL
Ompok urbaini (Fang & Chaux, 1949)

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Ompok urbaini
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Ompok weberi
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 130 cm SL
Phalacronotus apogon (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Phalacronotus apogon
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Phalacronotus bleekeri (Günther, 1864)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Phalacronotus bleekeri
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Phalacronotus micronemus (Bleeker, 1846)

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Phalacronotus micronemus
[]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Asia
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Phalacronotus parvanalis (Inger & Chin, 1959)

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Phalacronotus parvanalis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 50 cm NG

 
Pinniwallago kanpurensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 17.1 cm SL

 
Pterocryptis anomala
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Pterocryptis barakensis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Pterocryptis berdmorei (Blyth, 1860)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pterocryptis berdmorei
[]

Photo by FAO

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Pterocryptis bokorensis (Pellegrin & Chevey, 1937)

Photo by FAO
 
Pterocryptis bokorensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL

 
Pterocryptis buccata
[Cave sheatfish]
No picture found
Asia

 
Pterocryptis burmanensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 23.5 cm SL

 
Pterocryptis cochinchinensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Pterocryptis crenula
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.0 cm SL

 
Pterocryptis cucphuongensis
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Pterocryptis furnessi (Fowler, 1905)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Pterocryptis furnessi
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Pterocryptis gangelica
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 25.3 cm TL

 
Pterocryptis indicus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL

 
Pterocryptis inusitata
[]

Photo by Matillano, J.D.

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pterocryptis taytayensis (Herre, 1924)

Photo by Matillano, J.D.
 
Pterocryptis taytayensis
[]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pterocryptis torrentis (Kobayakawa, 1989)

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Pterocryptis torrentis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Pterocryptis verecunda
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Pterocryptis wynaadensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Silurichthys citatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Silurichthys gibbiceps
[]

Photo by Ahmad, A.

Asia
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Silurichthys hasseltii Bleeker, 1858

Photo by Ahmad, A.
 
Silurichthys hasseltii
[]

Photo by Ahmad, A.

Asia
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Silurichthys indragiriensis Volz, 1904

Photo by Ahmad, A.
 
Silurichthys indragiriensis
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Silurichthys ligneolus Ng & Tan, 2011

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Silurichthys ligneolus
[Brown leaf catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Silurichthys marmoratus
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Silurichthys phaiosoma (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Silurichthys phaiosoma
[]

Photo by Roberts, T.R.

Asia
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Silurichthys sanguineus Roberts, 1989

Photo by Roberts, T.R.
 
Silurichthys sanguineus
[]

Photo by Douthwaite, R.

Asia
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Silurichthys schneideri Volz, 1904

Photo by Douthwaite, R.
 
Silurichthys schneideri
[]
No picture found
Europe
Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Silurus aristotelis
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Europe and Asia
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Silurus asotus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Silurus asotus
[Amur catfish]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Asia
Max. Length 118 cm TL
Silurus biwaensis (Tomoda, 1961)

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Silurus biwaensis
[Eurasian catfish]
No picture found
Probably occurring in Syr

 
Silurus chantrei
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia

Silurus duanensis Hu, Lan & Zhang, 2004

Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus duanensis
[]

Photo by Zienert, S.

Europe and Asia. North,
Max. Length 500 cm SL
Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Zienert, S.
 
Silurus glanis
[Wels catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 42.6 cm SL

 
Silurus grahami
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Silurus lanzhouensis Chen, 1977

Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus lanzhouensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 58 cm TL

 
Silurus lithophilus
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Silurus mento Regan, 1904

Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus mento
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Silurus meridionalis Chen, 1977

Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus meridionalis
[]

Photo by Kim, I.-S.

Asia
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Silurus microdorsalis (Mori, 1936)

Photo by Kim, I.-S.
 
Silurus microdorsalis
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 400 cm TL
Silurus soldatovi Nikolskii & Soin, 1948

Photo by CAFS
 
Silurus soldatovi
[Soldatov's catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 99 cm SL

 
Silurus triostegus
[]

Photo by Warren, T.

Asia
Max. Length 240 cm TL
Wallago attu (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Wallago attu
[Wallago]
No picture found
Asia.

 
Wallago hexanema
[]

Photo by Baird, I.G.

Asia
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Wallago leerii Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Wallago leerii
[]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Wallago maculatus Inger & Chin, 1959

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Wallago maculatus
[]

Photo by Panitvong, N.

Asia
Max. Length 154 cm SL
Wallago micropogon Ng, 2004

Photo by Panitvong, N.
 
Wallago micropogon
[]
105 Species of Family Siluridae
(Sheatfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1851 Belodontichthys dinema Asia 100 TL
1999 Belodontichthys truncatus Asia 60 SL
1999 Ceratoglanis pachynema Club-barbel sheatfish Asia 28 SL
1862 Ceratoglanis scleronema Asia 44 SL
1854 Hemisilurus heterorhynchus Asia 80 TL
1989 Hemisilurus mekongensis Asia 80 TL
1913 Hemisilurus moolenburghi Asia 50 TL
2011 Kryptoglanis shajii Asia 5.9 SL
2002 Kryptopterus baramensis Asia 24.9 SL
1840 Kryptopterus bicirrhis Glass catfish Asia 15 SL
1940 Kryptopterus cheveyi Asia 35 TL
1851 Kryptopterus cryptopterus Asia 14.6 SL
2001 Kryptopterus dissitus Indochinese sheatfish Asia 17.6 SL
2003 Kryptopterus geminus Asia 17.1 SL
2002 Kryptopterus hesperius Maeklong sheatfish Asia 24.9 SL
1851 Kryptopterus lais Asia 12.5 TL
1852 Kryptopterus limpok Long-barbel sheatfish Asia 26 SL
1922 Kryptopterus lumholtzi Asia 21 SL
1858 Kryptopterus macrocephalus Striped glass catfish Asia 9.7 SL
1989 Kryptopterus minor Ghost Catfish Asia 6.8 SL
1846 Kryptopterus mononema Asia 27 TL
1852 Kryptopterus palembangensis Asia 17 TL
2003 Kryptopterus paraschilbeides Asia 8.3 SL
2004 Kryptopterus piperatus Asia 10.7 SL
1959 Kryptopterus sabanus Asia 15 SL
1858 Kryptopterus schilbeides Asia 12 TL
1851 Micronema hexapterus Asia 24 TL
1945 Micronema moorei Asia 24 TL
2004 Micronema platypogon Asia 17.6 SL
1794 Ompok bimaculatus Butter catfish Asia 45 SL
2002 Ompok binotatus Asia 9.1 SL
1901 Ompok borneensis Asia 8.4 TL
2009 Ompok brevirictus Asia 12.5 SL
1822 Ompok canio Asia
1864 Ompok ceylonensis Asia
1893 Ompok eugeneiatus Malay glass catfish Asia 16.5 TL
1996 Ompok fumidus Asia 15 SL
1952 Ompok goae Asia
1846 Ompok hypophthalmus Asia 30 SL
1938 Ompok javanensis Asia
1905 Ompok jaynei Asia 15.2 SL
1853 Ompok leiacanthus Asia 19 TL
1840 Ompok malabaricus Goan catfish Asia 51 SL
1902 Ompok miostoma Asia 21.4 SL
1822 Ompok pabda Pabdah catfish Asia 30 TL
1822 Ompok pabo Pabo catfish Asia 24 TL
2003 Ompok pinnatus Long-fin glass catfish Asia 10 TL
2004 Ompok platyrhynchus Asia 7.9 SL
2002 Ompok pluriradiatus Asia 11.2 SL
2003 Ompok rhadinurus Asia 21.4 SL
1803 Ompok siluroides Asia 21.4 SL
1877 Ompok sindensis Asia
2008 Ompok supernus Asia
1949 Ompok urbaini Asia 18.1 SL
1936 Ompok weberi Asia 7.9 SL
1851 Phalacronotus apogon Asia 130 SL
1864 Phalacronotus bleekeri Asia 60 SL
1846 Phalacronotus micronemus Asia 50 SL
1959 Phalacronotus parvanalis Asia 35 SL
1981 Pinniwallago kanpurensis Asia 50 NG
1934 Pterocryptis anomala Asia 17.1 SL
2006 Pterocryptis barakensis Asia
1860 Pterocryptis berdmorei Asia 21.4 SL
1937 Pterocryptis bokorensis Asia 15 TL
1998 Pterocryptis buccata Cave sheatfish Asia 14.7 SL
1966 Pterocryptis burmanensis Asia
1840 Pterocryptis cochinchinensis Asia 23.5 SL
2001 Pterocryptis crenula Asia 12.5 SL
1978 Pterocryptis cucphuongensis Asia 9.0 SL
1905 Pterocryptis furnessi Asia 17.5 TL
1861 Pterocryptis gangelica Asia 18 TL
1987 Pterocryptis indicus Asia 25.3 TL
1999 Pterocryptis inusitata Asia 19.7 SL
1924 Pterocryptis taytayensis Asia 12 TL
1989 Pterocryptis torrentis Asia 20 TL
2001 Pterocryptis verecunda Asia 13.2 SL
1873 Pterocryptis wynaadensis Asia 30 TL
1997 Silurichthys citatus Asia 7.9 SL
1998 Silurichthys gibbiceps Asia 8.4 SL
1858 Silurichthys hasseltii Asia 11 TL
1904 Silurichthys indragiriensis Asia 10.5 SL
2011 Silurichthys ligneolus Brown leaf catfish Asia 5.5 SL
1998 Silurichthys marmoratus Asia 10.4 SL
1851 Silurichthys phaiosoma Asia 15 SL
1989 Silurichthys sanguineus Asia 4.1 SL
1904 Silurichthys schneideri Asia 16 SL
1890 Silurus aristotelis Europe 46 TL
1758 Silurus asotus Amur catfish Europe and Asia 130 TL
1961 Silurus biwaensis Eurasian catfish Asia 118 TL
1882 Silurus chantrei Probably occurring in Syr
2004 Silurus duanensis Asia
1758 Silurus glanis Wels catfish Europe and Asia. North, 500 SL
1907 Silurus grahami Asia 42.6 SL
1977 Silurus lanzhouensis Asia 100 TL
1961 Silurus lithophilus Asia 58 TL
1904 Silurus mento Asia 38 TL
1977 Silurus meridionalis Asia 100 TL
1936 Silurus microdorsalis Asia 35 TL
1948 Silurus soldatovi Soldatov's catfish Asia 400 TL
1843 Silurus triostegus Asia 99 SL
1801 Wallago attu Wallago Asia 240 TL
1866 Wallago hexanema Asia.
1851 Wallago leerii Asia 150 TL
1959 Wallago maculatus Asia 100 SL
2004 Wallago micropogon Asia 154 SL



Other identification tools in FishBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013