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Neoarius graeffei  (Kner & Steindachner, 1867)

Blue salmon catfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Barooloo, Blue catfish, Blue salmon catfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Aquaculture: | Ref:
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from New South Wales (Central E coast, SE coastal (Ref. 75154), including Hunter River (Ref. 7300)); Northern Territory (Gulf of Carpentaria, N coastal, N Gulf); Queensland (Gulf of Carpentaria, N Gulf, NE coast, NE coastal); Western Australia (Central W coast, N coast, N coastal, NW coast, NW coastal (Ref. 75154); including Houtman Abrolhos ls, (Ref. 7300, 44894) and Ashburton River (Ref. 44894)). Also reported from the lower Burdekin River (Ref. 40171) and Fitzroy River (Ref. 84364).
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
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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Size / Weight / Age

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

Environment

Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 7.5 - 8.2; dH range: 18 - 30; anadromous

Climate / Range

Tropical; 24°C - 32°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 3°S - 19°S

Distribution

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

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 15 - 19

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit freshwater rivers and lagoons, as well as brackish estuaries and coastal marine waters. Can tolerate temperatures from 11°C to 38°C. Large groups of juveniles are often encountered (Ref. 44894). Feed on arthropods, insects, aquatic plants, mollusks, prawns, crayfish, fishes and bottom detritus. Nest is constructed among gravel where eggs are deposited forming a mound (Ref. 205). The only species among oral incubating ariids exhibiting no parental care (Ref. 205). Breeding takes place from September to February (Ref. 44894). Marine populations of A. graeffei appear to undertake extensive anadromous migrations associated with breeding, but no such movements were observed in the fluviatile population studied (Ref. 38559).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)



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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)
3.6   ±0.2 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