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Netuma bilineata  (Valenciennes, 1840)

Bronze catfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Catfish, Roundsnout sea catfish, Two-line sea catfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Also Ref. 7050.
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
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Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 62.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38478)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to the Indo-Malayan region, northern Australia, Queensland, and north to southern Japan. Has long been confused with Arius thalassinus (Rüppell 1837).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 21; Vertebrae: 53 - 58. Dorsomedian head groove bordered posteriorly by slightly raised frontals and forming a "V". Gill rakers usually absent on hind aspect of first 2 gill arches. Caudal fin lobes slender and tapered. Adipose fin short-based and located posteriorly.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits coastal waters, from estuaries onto the continental shelf. Found mostly on mudflats; males incubate eggs in its mouth (Ref. 68964). Mainly opportunistic and carnivorous; feeding on sea urchins, crustaceans, fish, prawns, loose scales, and detritus (Ref. 38478). Has a sharp and venomous dorsal and pectoral spines that can inflict extremely painful injuries(Ref. 68964). An important food fish (Ref. 7050).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.6250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.8   ±0.49 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium