Sciades couma, Couma sea catfish : fisheries

Sciades couma (Valenciennes, 1840)

Couma sea catfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes(Genere, Specie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Siluriformes (Catfishes) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: More on author: Valenciennes.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; acqua dolce; salmastro demersale. Tropical; 11°N - 8°S, 77°W - 34°W

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

South America: Gulf of Paria to Pernambuco, Brazil.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 97.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5217); common length : 50.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5217); peso massimo pubblicato: 30.0 kg (Ref. 5217); Età massima riportata: 5 anni (Ref. 51994)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 1. The head is rounded and flattened on the upper part. The mouth is slightly inferior. It has 3 pairs of barbels (1 pair of maxillary barbels and 2 pairs of mandibular barbels. The cephalic surface is very rough (Ref. 35381).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Confined chiefly to turbid waters in estuaries and the lower parts of rivers. Its delicate flesh is highly valued (Ref. 27188). Two annual cycles of slower growth are know during the two dry seasons (March and August to November). Probably has a short life span. In the beginning of reproduction, the male's mouth changes to function as a egg repository (buccal incubation). The female lays down her eggs in a sandy depression, then after fertilization, the male puts the eggs into its mouth which is provided with ventilation until hatching. Eggs diameter is about 2 mm and its number varies from 100 to 165 per female. Feeds mainly on crustaceans (Ref. 35381). Marketed fresh and salted.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Distinct pairing. Mouth brooding may be employed (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaboratori

Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez, 1992. Fichas FAO de identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales marinas y de aquas salobres de la costa septentrional de Sur América. FAO, Rome. 513 p. Preparado con el financiamento de la Comisión de Comunidades Europeas y de NORAD. (Ref. 5217)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 28 January 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)





Human uses

Pesca: commerciale
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00410 - 0.01116), b=3.16 (3.02 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.5 se; based on diet studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (K = 0.45; tmax = 5).
Prior r = 0.56, 95% CL = 0.37 - 0.84, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649):   (0 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 172 [80, 350] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.07 [0.65, 1.81] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.2 [15.6, 18.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.33 [0.15, 0.70] g/100g ; Selenium = 112 [42, 271] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 8.47 [3.34, 22.32] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.13 [0.71, 2.01] mg/100g (wet weight);