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Scientific Name Nemapteryx nenga  (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Name Spotfin Sea Catfish
Type Locality Estuaries of Bengal, India.
Synonym(s) Arius nenga, Nemapteryx caelata, Pimelodus nenga, Tachysurus nenga
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Size 280mm or 11" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Unfortunately, the only way you can reliably tell N. nenga from Arius maculatus is in the teeth. However, N. nenga frequently has a dorsal spine that is as long as the head (the dorsal spine in A. maculatus is always shorter than the head).
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Distribution Indian and Pacific oceans.
Pacific (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian Ocean (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges, pp 171, 376.
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Last Update 2020 Jul 06 15:32 (species record created: 2004 Nov 18 00:00)