Arius venosus Valenciennes, 1840
Veined catfish
photo by FAO

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 50 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique Channel to Burma [=Myanmar] and southern China to Indonesia (excluding the Philippines and Australia). Found in the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Inhabit shallow coastal waters and sometimes estuaries (Ref. 12693). Possibly enter freshwater in some countries (Ref. 12693). Feed mainly on invertebrates and small fishes. Caught mainly with bamboo traps and set bagnets. Marketed mostly fresh (Ref. 3290).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.11.13
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.07.94

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