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Ariopsis felis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Hardhead sea catfish
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Ariopsis: Greek, ari = very, strength, superiority + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Linnaeus.

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

; marino; salobre asociado a arrecife.   Subtropical; 43°N - 18°N, 98°W - 70°W

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: Massachusetts and northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Florida in USA and Mexico.

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 13 - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 40637); common length : 25.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3265); peso máximo publicado: 5.5 kg (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

4 chin barbels and a longitudinal groove in a depression on midline of head.

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit continental waters and enter estuaries. Found in turbid waters over muddy bottoms. Males incubate eggs in the mouth (Ref. 205). Commonly captured from catwalks, bridges and piers, particularly in passes and inland waterways. Edible, but generally not consumed (Ref. 7251).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Males carry the eggs in the mouth (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Colaboradores

Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 07 January 2014

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; pesca deportiva: si
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 23.3 - 27.8, mean 26.4 (based on 368 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00511 - 0.01126), b=3.17 (3.05 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 69278):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (Fec=55).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.