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Taxonomic Notes: This species is recorded here as Ariopsis felis (following Betancur et al. , and Page et al. ). A revised (unified) nomenclature for . Descriptions and articles about the Sea Catfish, scientifically known as Ariopsis felis in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive Descrip. Scientific Name: Ariopsis felis; Common Names: Hardhead sea catfish, saltwater catfish, sea catfish, tourist trout; Order: Siluriformes; Family: Ariidae; Status.

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Short description Morphology Morphometrics 4 chin barbels and a longitudinal groove in a depression on midline of head. Found in turbid waters over muddy bottoms.

Males incubate eggs in the mouth Ref. Commonly captured from catwalks, bridges and piers, particularly in passes and inland waterways.

Hardhead catfish – Wikipedia

Edible, but generally not consumed Ref. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America.


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Ariopsis felis, Hardhead sea catfish : fisheries, gamefish

High vulnerability 56 of Add your arjopsis in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Adults inhabit continental waters and enter estuaries. Males carry the eggs in the mouth Ref.

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Sign our Guest Book. Not available FishBase mirror site: Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year fwlis This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.