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Neoarius berneyi  (Whitley, 1941)

Highfin catfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Berney's catfish, Fork-tail catfish, Highfin catfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from lotic and lentic freshwaters of Western Australia and Northern Territory (Ref. 75154) and Queensland (Ref. 7300). Also Ref. 44894.
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
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 45.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Environment

Freshwater; benthopelagic

Climate / Range

Tropical; 6°S - 9°S

Distribution

Oceania: northern Australia and New Guinea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in rivers and smaller streams, frequently in slow-flowing, turbid conditions (Ref. 5259, 44894), and also in lakes and lagoons (Ref. 2847). Sometimes found in brackish estuaries (Ref. 44894). Feeds on aquatic plants, benthic crustaceans, insect larvae, bottom detritus (Ref. 5259) and also fishes (Ref. 2847).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)



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Internet sources

BHL | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record | Fishtrace

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)
3.1   ±0.44 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 (53 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium