Arius gagora (Hamilton, 1822)
Gagora catfish
photo by FAO

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  91.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: India and Bangladesh (Ref. 4833). Reported from the South China Sea (Ref. 39501).
Biology:  Found in estuaries and tidal rivers. Ascends rivers beyond tidal reach (Ref. 1479).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 01 October 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.08.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.11.13

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