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  • Arius latiscutatus
  • Arius latiscutatus
  • Arius latiscutatus
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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. 
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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)

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Other Parameters Mainly marine but frequently found in brackish estuaries, sometimes enters freshwater
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Feeding Feeds on fish, benthic invertebrates, zooplankton and detritus.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)