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Neoarius leptaspis  (Bleeker, 1862)

Salmon catfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Boofhead catfish, Catfish, Freshwater forked tailed catfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland; over soft bottoms of lotic and lentic freshwaters. Also found in some Northern Territory rivers, including the Mary, Adelaide and South and East Alligator (Ref. 44894). Also Ref. 4537, 75154.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R., 1989
National Database:

Classification / Names

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

Max length : 60.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 135 m (Ref. 57178)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 1°S - 19°S

Distribution

Western Pacific: northern Australia and central-southern New Guinea.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 16 - 20

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lakes, rivers, muddy coastal seas and estuaries (Ref. 5259). Inhabits fresh water in upper reaches of streams, also found in brackish estuaries and lower reaches of rivers (Ref. 44894). Feeds on fishes, prawns, insects, terrestrial fruits, aquatic plants, bottom detritus (Ref. 5259, 44894) and mollusks (Ref. 2847). Breeds between the late dry and early wet season (September to January) in coastal lagoons and flooded swamps. Males orally incubate the eggs until they hatch and guard the fry for about 4 weeks afterwards. A good angling and eating species (Ref. 44894).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5010 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.2   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.

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