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  • Carlarius heudelotii
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Scientific NameCarlarius heudelotii  Valenciennes, 1840
Common NamesSmoothmouth Sea Catfish
Glatmundet Havmalle (Denmark)
Type LocalitySenegal
Synonym(s)Arius mercatoris, Tachysurus heudelotii, Tachysurus mercatoris
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Size 830mm or 32.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionEastern Atlantic: Cape Blanc, Mauritania to Gabon and possibly Angola along the shallow continental shelf. Reported from the lower Niger basin, the Benoué River, and the Gambia.
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, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Bénoué (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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FeedingFeeds on benthic invertebrates buried in the mud but it can sometimes leave the bottom to capture prey in open water.
BreedingUnreported. The females bear large eggs which are incubated and develop in the buccal cavity of the males.
Jump to next section Further Information
ReferencesHist. Nat. Poiss. v. 15 73 Pl. 428
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Apr 10 11:12 (species record created: 2001 Apr 12 00:00)