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  • Arius maculatus
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Scientific Name Arius maculatus  (Thunberg, 1792)
Common Name Plettet Havmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality China; Japan.
Synonym(s) Arius thunbergi, Hemipimelodus atripinnis, Hemipimelodus bicolor, Silurus maculatus, Silurus thunbergi, Tachysurus maculatus
Pronunciation AR ee uss
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Size 800mm or 31.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Head shield somewhat rugose; deep and long median fontanelle groove.
General Remarks Strong venomous dorsal and pectoral spines provide protection for the fish.
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Distribution Indo-West Pacific: off the west and east coast of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar to the Arafura Sea and the Indo-Australian Archipelago (excluding Australia). Known from the Mekong Delta.
Indian Ocean (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, West Pacific (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mekong, Mekong Delta (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Kongliga Vetenskaps-Academiens Handlingar, Stockholm v. 13 (for 1792), pp 31, Pl. 1 (fig. 2, 2 views).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 14:05 (species record created: 2002 Dec 28 00:00)