Ariopsis assimilis (Günther, 1864)
Mayan sea catfish
Ariopsis assimilis
photo by Granados-Dieseldorff, P. & M. Christensen

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Central America: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
Biology:  Consumed mostly fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 August 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
Country info:   

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.11.13
Checked by: Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. - 11.09.01

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