Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Ariidae
(Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous. Tropical; 1°S - 6°S
Asia and Oceania: New Guinea.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 28 - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2847); common length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9233); common length :35 cm SL (female); max. published weight: 3.5 kg (Ref. 9233); max. published weight: 3.5 kg
Morphology | Morphometrics
Adults inhabit rivers and lakes to at least 400 m elevation (Ref. 2847) at temperatures ranging from 26 to 32°C. May have migratory habits. Mainly diurnal. They feed primarily on large insect larvae and emergent and terrestrial insects, and also crustaceans excluding prawns.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Observations though on mouthbrooding are lacking. Ovary contains 25 to 90 ripe eggs (Ref. 2847).
Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00345 - 0.00916), b=3.21 (3.06 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.29 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) .