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Scientific Name Carlarius latiscutatus  (Günther, 1864)
Common Names Gambian Sea Catfish
Rough-head Sea Catfish, Ruhovedet Havmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Fernando Póo Island [Bioco Island], Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea.
Synonym(s) Arius lagoensis, Arius latiscutatus, Tachysurus lagoensis
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Eastern Atlantic: Dakar, Senegal to Angola; one record from Fernando Poo. Reported from Gambia and the lower Niger basin
Atlantic, East Atlantic (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Lower Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gambia (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
Other Parameters Mainly marine but frequently found in brackish estuaries, sometimes enters freshwater.
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Feeding Feeds on fish, benthic invertebrates, zooplankton and detritus.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 5, pp 151, Fig.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 06:35 (species record created: 2001 Apr 02 00:00)