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Plicofollis polystaphylodon  (Bleeker, 1846)

Mozambique sea catfish
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Australia country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Gulf of Carpentaria and the northeast coast (Ref. 7300).
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: Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4967)

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: along the coast of Africa and Madagascar. Eastern Indian Ocean: Indonesia (Java and Sumatra), Singapore and Celebes. Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea (Ref. 7050) and Australia (Ref. 7300).
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Short description

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal waters, estuaries and rivers. Feeds mainly on invertebrates. Marketed mostly fresh.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5039 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium