Netuma thalassina, Giant catfish : fisheries, gamefish

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Netuma thalassina (Rüppell, 1837)

Giant catfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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 Ekologi

; marina; sötvatten; brackvatten bottenlevande; amfidrom (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 10 - 195 m (Ref. 12260).   Subtropical; 34°N - 34°S, 32°E - 154°E

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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 / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm 36.0, range 33 - 45 cm
Max length : 185 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 30573); common length : 70.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 9987); publicerad maxvikt: 1.0 kg (Ref. 4883)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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.

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Medarbetare

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)





Human uses

Fiskeri: kommersiell; sportfisk: ja
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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).
Trofisk nivå (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.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 4,5-14 år (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.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.