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Sciades dowii  (Gill, 1863)

Flapnose sea catfish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale.   Tropical, preferred ?; 8°N - 2°S

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Central and South America: fresh and brackish water along Pacific side from Panama to Ecuador.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 90.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9271); common length : 50.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Body elongate, not very robust; nostrils connected through the snout by a narrow flap of skin; eyes small (8 to 12 times in head length); cephalic plate entirely covered with thick granules, its edges striate; lower branch of the first gill arch with 17 gill rakers; adipose fin located over the end of the anal fin, its length two to three times that of the dorsal fin. Body blue-brown or blue-gray; belly white; fins dark with numerous brown spots; maxillary barbels dark gray (Ref. 55763).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found in estuaries and rivers (Ref. 9271). Feeds on small fishes and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 11482). Marketed fresh and dried-salted (Ref. 9271).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

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

Kailola, P.J. and W.A. Bussing, 1995. Ariidae. Bagres marinos. p. 860-886. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9271)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale
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