Sailfin catfish

The Sailfin catfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 0 - 5 m environment.

Sailfin catfish, Janitor fish can refer to any of: * Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus - the sailfin catfish * Pterygoplichthys pardalis - the amazon sailfin catfish * Pterygoplichthys anisitsi - the snow king sailfin catfish More

Sailfin catfish are distinguished by worm-like pattern of dark markings on the head over a dark-golden background; pectoral fins stout with rough surfaces resembling course sandpaper; disc-like, protrusible mouth is under the head, and used like a suction cup to attach and feed on algae; females More

Sailfin catfish, Sailfin pim, Sailfin marbled pim Scientific name: Leiarius pictus Synonyms: Sciades pictus (not valid) Size: Usually 24" (60cm), but can grow slightly larger. More

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Identification of sailfin catfishes introduced to Florida. Florida Scientist 57(4):171-172. Weber, C. 1992. R More

(vermiculated sailfin catfish)Collection Information Available collection info Interactive Maps maps FactSheet Available fact sheet Fishes Exotic to United States Specimen ID 237036 Group Fishes More

Sailfin catfish, Sailfin pim, Sailfin marbled pim Scientific Name - Leiarius pictus Origin - South America: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela Length - More

Identification of sailfin catfishes introduced to Florida. Florida Scientist 57(4): 171-172. 10. U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1207. More

Other sailfin catfishes have been found in the San Antonio River, including P. anisisti and P. multiradiatus, with pigmentation highly variable within and among species (Hoover et al 2004). They can be distinguished from other suckermouth catfish, Hypostomus sp. More

Vermiculated sailfin catfish grow to 70cm in length and can often be seen attached to manatees in spring runs such as at Blue Spring State Park. More

Common names

Alimusang in Tagalog
Alimusang in Visayan
Cá ngát in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cobbler in English
Diapugan in Surigaonon
Huulikorallimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Iito in Banton
Sembilang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
White-lipped catfish in English
White-lipped catfish eel in English
White-lipped tandan in English
Whitelip catfish in English
whitelipped eel catfish in English
白唇副鰻鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
白唇副鳗鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Plotosidae
Genus : Paraplotosus
Species : Paraplotosus butleri
Authority : Allen, 1998