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Arius arenarius  (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Sand catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Arius: Greek, arios, areios = dealing with Mars, warlike, bellicose (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: southern China and Taiwan, Possibly extending to the Philippines or further south.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 29.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38478)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Vertebrae: 17. Head shield extensive and very granular. Lateral line turns upwards only at the tail base. Gill rakers present on hind aspect of all gill arches. Maxillary barbel short, 20 - 24% of SL. Caudal peduncle depth 1.9 - 2.4 in its length (Ref. 38478).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters (Ref. 38478).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Kailola, P.J., 1999. Ariidae (=Tachysuridae): sea catfishes (fork-tailed catfishes). p. 1827-1879. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 38478)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)




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