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  • Arius latiscutatus
  • Arius latiscutatus
  • Arius latiscutatus
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Scientific NameArius latiscutatus  Günther, 1864
Common NamesGambian Sea Catfish
Rough-head Sea Catfish, Ruhovedet Havmalle (Denmark)
Type LocalityFernando Póo I., Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea.
Synonym(s)Arius lagoensis, Tachysurus lagoensis
PronunciationAR ee uss
EtymologyArius: From the Greek arios, meaning warlike or bellicose; in reference to the well-developed fin spines. 
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionEastern 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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Other ParametersMainly marine but frequently found in brackish estuaries, sometimes enters freshwater
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FeedingFeeds on fish, benthic invertebrates, zooplankton and detritus.
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ReferencesCat. Fishesv. 5 - pp151 - Fig.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Apr 10 11:03 (species record created: 2001 Apr 02 00:00)