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Hexanematichthys sagor  (Hamilton, 1822)

Sagor catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Hexanematichthys: Greek, exa = six + Greek, nema = fialement + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan, west and east coast of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indo-Australian Archipelago (but not occurring in Papua New Guinea or Australia). Also reported from China, and Philippines (Ref. 7050). Reports from eastern Africa and the Red Sea need confirmation.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3290)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found along the coastline, mainly around estuaries. Ascends into fresh water of the upper tidal zone. Occurs in the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693). Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes. An important food fish (Ref. 3290). Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Jayaram, K.C., 1984. Ariidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 1. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3290)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.5 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2316 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00264 - 0.00909), b=3.10 (2.93 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.61 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 vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.