Cryptarius truncatus (Valenciennes, 1840)
Cryptarius truncatus
photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  42 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: estuaries and lower courses of rivers from the Chao Phraya to Sumatra and Java, including the lower Mekong.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in estuaries, lower courses of rivers (Ref. 12693). Feeds on fishes and crustaceans. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 23.05.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.11.13

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