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Ariopsis felis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Hardhead sea catfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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 Ekologi

; marina; brackvatten revassocierade.   Subtropical; 43°N - 18°N, 98°W - 70°W

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

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 13 - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 40637); common length : 25.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3265); publicerad maxvikt: 5.5 kg (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

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

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

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

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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

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; sportfisk: ja
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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).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resiliens (Ref. 69278):  Låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 4,5-14 år (Fec=55).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (56 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.