|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Carlarius heudelotii Valenciennes, 1840|
|Common Names||Smoothmouth Sea Catfish
Glatmundet Havmalle (Denmark)
|Synonym(s)||Arius mercatoris, Tachysurus heudelotii, Tachysurus mercatoris|
|Size||830mm or 32.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Eastern Atlantic: Cape Blanc, Mauritania to Gabon and possibly Angola along the shallow continental shelf. Reported from the lower Niger basin, the Benoué River, and the Gambia.
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, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Bénoué (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gambia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
|Feeding||Feeds on benthic invertebrates buried in the mud but it can sometimes leave the bottom to capture prey in open water.|
|Breeding||Unreported. The females bear large eggs which are incubated and develop in the buccal cavity of the males.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Hist. Nat. Poiss. v. 15 73 Pl. 428|
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|Last Update||2018 Apr 10 11:12 (species record created: 2001 Apr 12 00:00)|