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Batrachocephalus mino  (Hamilton, 1822)

Beardless sea catfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Batrachocephalus: Greek, batrachos = frog + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7050); common length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3290)

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Indo-West Pacific: west and east coast of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand (Ref. 1632), Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. Known from the tidal zone of the Mekong (Ref. 12693).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in marine coastal waters, as well as in estuaries and tidal rivers. Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes. Caught with shore seines, dipnets, stake traps and set bagnets. Marketed mostly fresh (Ref. 3290).

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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00220 - 0.01140), b=3.13 (2.93 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.65 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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.