Plicofollis tenuispinis (Day, 1877)
Thinspine sea catfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
 Max. size:  36 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 50 m, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique and Persian Gulf to Sri Lanka.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Found in coastal waters down to a depth of about 50 m (Ref. 5213). Enters brackish waters (Ref. 4833). Feeds mainly on invertebrates and small fishes. Caught mainly with bagnets, dipnets, bamboo stake traps and on hook and line.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.11.15

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