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Netuma thalassina  (Rüppell, 1837)

Giant catfish
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Klassifizierung / Names Namen | Synonyme | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Netuma: A Tamil word that means "dance".

Lebensraum / Klimazone / Range Ökologie

; seewasser; süßwasser; brackwasser demersal; amphidrom (Ref. 51243); tiefenbereich 10 - 195 m (Ref. 12260).   Subtropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 34°N - 34°S, 32°E - 154°E

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Indo-West Pacific: known with certainty from the Red Sea and the northwestern Indian Ocean. Also reported from Australia, Polynesia and Japan and rarely in the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).

Length at first maturity / Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm 36.0, range 33 - 45 cm
Max length : 185 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 30573); common length : 70.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 9987); max. veröff. Gewicht: 1.0 kg (Ref. 4883)

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

A marine species often found in estuaries, but rarely enters freshwater. Typically euryhaline (Ref. 3876). Reported to occasionally ascend into fresh water (Ref. 12693). Recorded at temperatures ranging from 26-29°C. Feeds mainly on crabs, prawns, mantis shrimps (Squilla species) but also on fishes and mollusks. An important food fish. Marketed mostly fresh; often dried.

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

Incubates eggs in the mouth. The fry continue to take refuge in the mouths of the male fish for the first 2 months and once they leave, the males start to eat avidly and may consume their ouwn young.

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Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)




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Fischereien: kommerziell; Sportfisch: ja
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