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Netuma thalassina  (Rüppell, 1837)

Giant catfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Netuma: A Tamil word that means "dance".

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale; amfidromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 10 - 195 m (Ref. 12260).   Subtropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 34°N - 34°S, 32°E - 154°E

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

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 / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 36.0, range 33 - 45 cm
Max length : 185 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 30573); common length : 70.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9987); Peso massimo pubblicato: 1.0 kg (Ref. 4883)

Biologia     Glossario (es. 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 Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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.

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaboratori

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si
FAO(pesca: production; publication : search) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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