Cephalocassis borneensis (Bleeker, 1851)
Cephalocassis borneensis
photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Sundaland and Indochina (Ref. 7050). Known from lowland rivers from Thailand to Indonesia and ascends the Mekong as far as KhonĂ© Falls (Ref. 12693).
Diagnosis:  Head about as deep as wide; rounded snout; without teeth on palate (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Occurs in large lowland rivers. Diets consists of bivalve mollusks, crustaceans, aquatic macrophytes and plant detritus. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 23.05.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.11.13

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