Netuma thalassina, Giant catfish : fisheries, gamefish

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Netuma thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)

Giant catfish
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Classification / Names Noms communs | Synonymes | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Netuma: A Tamil word that means "dance".  More on author: Rüppell.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin; eau douce; saumâtre démersal; amphidrome (Ref. 51243); profondeur 10 - 195 m (Ref. 12260).   Subtropical; 34°N - 34°S, 32°E - 154°E

Distribution Pays | Zones FAO | Écosystèmes | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: known with certainty from the Red Sea and the northwestern Indian Ocean. Also reported from Australia, Polynesia and Japan and rarely in the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm 36.0, range 33 - 45 cm
Max length : 185 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 30573); common length : 70.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 9987); poids max. publié: 1.0 kg (Ref. 4883)

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

A marine species often found in estuaries, but rarely enters freshwater. Typically euryhaline (Ref. 3876). Reported to occasionally ascend into fresh water (Ref. 12693). Recorded at temperatures ranging from 26-29°C. Feeds mainly on crabs, prawns, mantis shrimps (Squilla species) but also on fishes and mollusks. An important food fish. Marketed mostly fresh; often dried.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Incubates eggs in the mouth. The fry continue to take refuge in the mouths of the male fish for the first 2 months and once they leave, the males start to eat avidly and may consume their ouwn young.

Référence principale Upload your references | Références | Coordinateur : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborateurs

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Non évalué 

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)

Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: commercial; pêche sportive: oui
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Rassemblement de ponte
Développement de l'œuf
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Type de nage
Surface branchiale


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Sources Internet

Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(génôme, nucléotide) | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Bases de données nationales | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Arbre de Vie | Wikipedia(aller à, chercher) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 22.1 - 28.3, mean 26.8 (based on 839 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.01086 - 0.02656), b=2.97 (2.84 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Generation time: 17.2 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Faible, temps minimum de doublement de population : 4,5 à 14 années (K=0.06-0.45; tm=2-4; tmax=19; Fec=34-88).
Prior r = 0.31, 95% CL = 0.17 - 0.58, Based on 4 stock assessments.
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Medium.