Arius sumatranus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
Goat catfish
photo by FAO

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  32 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan east to Thailand, then south to the Philippines and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in marine waters, as well as in estuaries and tidal rivers. Feeds mainly on invertebrates. The sharp dorsal and pectoral fin spines can inflict painful wounds. Sold mostly fresh in markets. Also caught with dipnets.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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