Common name: Catfishes

Most families are restricted to fresh water except for the two families that occur in Australia. 

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Catfishes, SILURIFORMES in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Jun 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/order/45

Order References

Burgess, W.E. 1989. An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfishes — a preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. Neptune City, New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications pp. 783

Chen, W.-J., Lavoué, S. & Mayden, R.L. 2013. Evolutionary origin and early biogeography of otophysan fishes (Ostariophysi: Teleostei). Evolution 67: 2218–2239. doi: 10.1111/evo.12104

Fink, S.V. & Fink, W.L. 1996. Interrelationships of ostariophysan fishes (Teleostei). pp. 209-249 in Stiassny, M.L.J., Parenti, L.R. & Johnson, G.D. (eds). Interrelationships of Fishes. San Diego : Academic Press 496 pp.

Nelson, J.S. 1994. Fishes of the World. New York : John Wiley & Sons 600 pp.