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Silurus soldatovi

(Northern sheatfish)


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Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Northern sheatfish, Soldatov's catfish

Common Names in Finnish:


Common Names in German:

Russischer Waller

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

怀头鲶, 懷頭鯰

Common Names in Polish:

Sum soldatowa

Common Names in Russian:

Som Soldatova, сом Солда, сом Солдатова


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Physical Description


May live as long as 30 years in the wild, 60 years in captivity.


Biome: Marine .


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Known to feed at night on ducks, voles, crayfish and small fishes .


Spawns in the salt water of the Aral Sea (at Kulandy)[1].


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Silurus glanis Linnaeus


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Silurus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 45 species and subspecies in this genus:

S. afghana (Afghanistan Silurus) · S. aristotelis (Aristotle's Catfish) · S. asotus (Far Eastern Catfish) · S. aspredo (Banjo Catfish) · S. atherinoides (Indian Topasi) · S. attu (Freshwater Shark) · S. bagre (Coco Sea Catfish) · S. bajad (Black Nile Catfish) · S. batrachus (Toyman's Spotted Catfish) · S. bicirrhis (Indian Glass Wels) · S. bimaculatus (Indian Butter-Catfish) · S. biwaensis (Lake Biwa Catfish) · S. callichthys (Bubblenest Catfish) · S. cataphractus (Talking Catfish) · Ameiurus nebulosus (White Bullhead) · S. chilensis (Tollo De Agua Dulce) · S. costatus (Striped Raphael Catfish) · S. docmak (Silver Catfish) · Malapterurus electricus (Electric Catfish) · S. fasciatus (Tiger Shovelnose Catfish) · Ameiurus nebulosus (Hardhead Sea Catfish) · S. fossilis (Scorpion Cat-Fish) · S. galeatus (North African Catfish) · S. garua (River Catfish) · S. glanis (Danube Catfish) · S. gyrinus (Redtail Catfish) · S. herzbergii (Pemecou Sea Catfish) · S. inermis (Haplochromis Quads) · S. limpok (Long-Barbel Sheatfish) · S. lineatus (Striped Cat-Fish Eel) · S. malabaricus (Goan Catfish) · S. marinus (Gafftopsail Sea Catfish) · S. melas (Yellow Belly Bullhead) · S. mento (Kunming-Lake Catfish) · S. militaris (Strong-Headed Cat-Fish) · S. mystus (African Butter Catfish) · S. nodosus (Cocosoda Catfish) · S. olivaris (Flathead Catfish) · S. pabda (Pabdah Catfish) · S. pabo (Pabda Catfish) · S. parkeri (Gillbacker Sea Catfish) · S. schall (Nile Squeaker) · S. singio (Thailand Silurus) · S. soldatovi (Soldatov's Catfish) · S. vittatus (Striped Dwarf Cat Fish)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 02, 2008:



  1. Berg, L.S. (1964). Freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. and adjacent countries. volume 2, 4th edition. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd, Jerusalem. (Russian version published 1949). [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30