Notarius planiceps (Steindachner, 1876)
Flathead sea catfish
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Central America: Pacific draining rivers and estuaries from Mexico to Panama.
Biology:  Found in coastal waters, over sandy bottoms (Ref. 9271, 37955). May enter inland waters (Ref. 37955). Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 37955). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9271).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 May 2007 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic

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