Notarius planiceps (Steindachner, 1876)
Flathead sea catfish
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
 Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Central America: Pacific draining rivers and estuaries from Mexico to Panama.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found in coastal waters, over sandy bottoms (Ref. 9271, 37955). May enter inland waters (Ref. 37955). Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 37955). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9271).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.06.95
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.11.13
 Checked by: Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. - 12.09.01

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