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Silurus biwaensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Siluridae
Genus: Silurus
Linnaeus, 1758 [1]

Silurus is a genus of sheatfishes native to Europe and Asia.


There are currently 14 recognized species in this genus: [2]

  • Silurus aristotelis Garman, 1890 (Aristotle's catfish)
  • Silurus asotus Linnaeus, 1758 (Amur catfish, Japanese common catfish)
  • Silurus biwaensis (Tomoda, 1961) (Giant lake biwa catfish, Eurasian catfish)
  • Silurus chantrei Sauvage, 1882 – validity questionable, possibly a synonym of S. glanis.
  • Silurus duanensis X. Y. Hu, J. H. Lan & C. G. Zhang, 2004
  • Silurus glanis Linnaeus, 1758 (Wels catfish)
  • Silurus grahami Regan, 1907
  • Silurus lanzhouensis H. L. Chen, 1977
  • Silurus lithophilus (Tomoda, 1961) (Biwa rock catfish)
  • Silurus mento Regan, 1904
  • Silurus meridionalis H. L. Chen, 1977
  • Silurus microdorsalis (T. Mori, 1936)
  • Silurus soldatovi G. V. Nikolskii & Soin, 1948 (Soldatov's catfish)
  • Silurus triostegus Heckel, 1843


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