Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Siluridae
Etymology: Silurus: Greek, silouros = a cat fish + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; non-migratory. Temperate; 5°C - 25°C (Ref. 13614); 54°N - 44°N, 126°E - 141°E
Asia: Amur basin.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 95.0, range 90 - 100 cm
Max length : 400 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441); max. published weight: 40.0 kg (Ref. 1441); max. reported age: 20 years (Ref. 56557)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 83 - 90. Head large and depressed; snout blunt and rounded; mouth large, upper jaw shorter than lower one and reaching backward over hind margin of eyes; maxillary barbels 1 pair reaching pectoral fin; chin barbels 2 pairs.
Threatened due to over harvesting, habitat loss and pollution (Ref. 58490).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bogutskaya, N.G. and A.M. Naseka, 1996. Cyclostomata and fishes of Khanka Lake drainage area (Amur river basin). An annotated check-list with comments on taxonomy and zoogeography of the region. Zool. Inst. Russ. Acad. Sci. :89 p. (Ref. 13397)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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