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Scientific Name Arius nenga  Hamilton, 1822
Common Name Spotfin Sea Catfish
Type Locality Estuaries of Bengal, India.
Synonym(s) Nemapteryx caelata, Nemapteryx nenga, Pimelodus nenga, Tachysurus nenga
Pronunciation AR ee uss
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Unfortunately, the only way you can reliably tell N. nenga from Arius maculatus is in the teeth. However, N. nenga frequently has a dorsal spine that is as long as the head (the dorsal spine in A. maculatus is always shorter than the head).
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Distribution Indo-west Pacific: Eastern Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and western central Pacific.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges, pp 171, 376.
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Last Update 2023 Jan 08 03:22 (species record created: 2004 Nov 18 00:00)