Silurus soldatovi Nikolskii & Soin, 1948
Soldatov's catfish
Silurus soldatovi
photo by CAFS

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  400 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 40 kg; max. reported age: 20 years
Environment:  demersal, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: Amur basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 83-90. Head large and depressed; snout blunt and rounded; mouth large, upper jaw shorter than lower one and reaching backward over hind margin of eyes; maxillary barbels 1 pair reaching pectoral fin; chin barbels 2 pairs.
Biology:  Threatened due to over harvesting, habitat loss and pollution (Ref. 58490).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 16.12.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.07.07
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.01.03

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