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Ariidae

[ə′rī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of tropical salt-water catfishes in the order Siluriformes.
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Ariids are medium to larger-sized demersal catfishes, mostly inhabiting estuarine and marine environments in tropical and sub-tropical regions (Acero and Betancur 2007), and are an important component of many tropical fisheries (Darracott 1977, Tobor 1978, vasudevappa and James 1980, Conand et al.
On the other hand, there was a similarity in species composition between nocturnal samples and diurnal samples of bottom waters, including several ariids and sciaenids (Schwarz Junior, 2005).