Cathorops hypophthalmus (Steindachner, 1876)
Gloomy sea catfish
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Central America: Pacific draining rivers, in brackish and fresh water of Panama.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in coastal, brackish and fresh waters (Ref. 9271). Caught with various artisanal gear (Ref.9271). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9271).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.06.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.11.13
Checked by: Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. - 13.09.01

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