Bagre bagre  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Coco sea catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Bagreinae
Etymology: Bagre: Mozarabic, bagre, taken from Greek, pagros = a fish (Dentex sp.) (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 5217).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 55.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3265)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Two pairs of barbels on rostral region, one pair on lower jaw, one pair on posterior end of maxilla; end of maxilla barbel beyond anal fin origin; pectoral spine filament long, reaching anal fin origin; dorsal, pectoral, and pelvic fin membranes black; anal fin membrane black distally (some individuals white), white proximally; body silver gray or blue gray dorsally, silver white ventrally (Ref. 13608).

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South America: Colombia to the mouth of the Amazon River.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Chiefly marine, common around river mouths and also entering river estuaries. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates, such as crustaceans. Marketed fresh.

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

Taylor, W.R. and N.A. Menezes, 1978. Ariidae. In W. Fischer (ed.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. West Atlantic (Fishing Area 31). volume 1. [pag. var.]. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3265)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 36613)




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00268 - 0.01179), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.66 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.