Batrachocephalus mino (Hamilton, 1822)
Beardless sea catfish
Batrachocephalus mino
photo by Khan, M.M.

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: west and east coast of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand (Ref. 1632), Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. Known from the tidal zone of the Mekong (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Found in marine coastal waters, as well as in estuaries and tidal rivers. Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes. Caught with shore seines, dipnets, stake traps and set bagnets. Marketed mostly fresh (Ref. 3290).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.07.94

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