Cathorops dasycephalus (Günther, 1864)
Bigbelly sea catfish
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  29 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.
Biology:  Common in coastal waters (Ref. 9271). Caught with other artisanal gear and marketed fresh (Ref. 9271).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
Country info:   

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.06.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 23.08.14
Checked by: Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. - 11.09.01

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