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Table 1 Taxonomic distributions and estimates of venomous catfish diversity.

From: Diversity, phylogenetic distribution, and origins of venomous catfishes

Taxon # Presumed Venomous
Siluriformes - Catfishes ≈1250-1625 species
   Akysidae - Asian stream catfishes 48
   Amblycipitidae - Torrent catfishes 26-28
   Anchariidae - Madagascan catfishes 4-6
   Ariidae - Sea catfishes 67-134
   Bagridae - Bagrid catfishes 176-198
   Callichthyidae - Armored catfishes 182-194
   Chacidae - Angler catfishes 3
   Clariidae - Labyrinth catfishes 79-114
   Claroteidae - Claroteid catfishes 56-84
   Cranoglanididae - Armorhead catfishes 3
   Doradidae - Thorny catfishes 48-81
   Heptapteridae - Shrimp catfishes 91-160
   Ictaluridae - North American catfishes 57-64
   Mochokidae - Squeakers 166-189
   Pangasiidae - Shark catfishes 27-30
   Pimelodidae - Antennae catfishes 41-79
   Plotosidae - Eeltail catfishes 17-37
   Pseudopimelodidae - Bumblebee catfishes 21-31
   Schilbidae - Glass catfishes 48-62
   Siluridae - Sheat catfishes 74-83
  1. Basic estimates of family diversity used to generate these figures are taken from [19], and were supplemented through consultation of species descriptions that have been published since the completion of that study.