Arius tennuispinis   Day  (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Ariidae

Image copyrights: Randall, JE

Description
Size (male): 36.0 cm TL


Synonym (s)
Arius layardi G√ľnther 1866
(Ambiguous synonym)
Arius satparanus (non Chaudhuri) 1916
(Misapplied name)
Arius tenuispinis Day 1877
(Senior synonym)
Hemipimelodus tenuispinis (Day) 1877
(Senior synonym)
Plicofollis tenuispinis (Day) 1877
(Senior synonym)
Tachysurus tenuispinis (Day) 1877
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Shingala (Marathi)
• Thinspine sea catfish (English)
• Day's catfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:   Invertebrates and small fishes

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1985-1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

Page last updated on:2009-06-08

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