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Scientific Name Bagre panamensis  (Gill, 1863)
Common Name Chilhuil Sea Catfish
Type Locality Western coast of Central America
Synonym(s) Aelurichthys isthmensis, Aelurichthys nuchalis, Aelurichthys panamensis, Aelurichthys scutatus
Pronunciation BAG ray
Etymology Bagre: From the Mozarabic bagre, taken from Greek, pagros, meaning fish (of the genus Dentex). Now used in Spanish vernacular to mean catfish. 
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Size 380mm or 15" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Spine in front of the dorsal and pectoral fins is venomous and can cause a painful wound.
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Distribution Eastern Pacific: off Santa Ana River in southern California, USA to Peru. Rare north of southern Baja California, Mexico.
Pacific, East Pacific (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 2007.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 15, pp 172.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 16:07 (species record created: 2009 Aug 22 12:28)