Arius uncinatus Ng & Sparks, 2003
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Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  19.92 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Madagascar (Ref. 56505).
Diagnosis:  Body moderately compressed (Ref. 56505). Vomerine teeth in a single pair of triangular patches (Ref. 56505). Maximum height of adipose fin 4.5-5.8 % of SL (Ref. 56505). Dorsal surface of head and body uniform gray to grayish brown, upper third of head and body darkest, gradually fading to a lighter color along middle third of head and body; lower third and ventral surfaces of head and body dirty white (Ref. 56505). Adipose fin gray, dorsal-fin rays gray, fin rays of all other fins with scattered gray melanophores (Ref. 56505).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 23 June 2016 (B1ab(i,iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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