|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Arius latiscutatus Günther, 1864|
|Common Names||Gambian Sea Catfish
Rough-head Sea Catfish, Ruhovedet Havmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Fernando Póo I., Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea.|
|Synonym(s)||Arius lagoensis, Tachysurus lagoensis|
|Pronunciation||AR ee uss|
|Etymology||Arius: From the Greek arios, meaning warlike or bellicose; in reference to the well-developed fin spines.|
|Size||700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Eastern Atlantic: Dakar, Senegal to Angola; one record from Fernando Poo. Reported from Gambia and the lower Niger basin
Atlantic, East Atlantic (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Lower Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gambia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
|Other Parameters||Mainly marine but frequently found in brackish estuaries, sometimes enters freshwater|
|Feeding||Feeds on fish, benthic invertebrates, zooplankton and detritus.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Cat. Fishesv. 5 - pp151 - Fig.|
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|Last Update||2018 Apr 10 11:03 (species record created: 2001 Apr 02 00:00)|