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Cochlefelis insidiator  (Kailola, 2000)

Flat catfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ariidae (Sea catfishes) > Ariinae
Etymology: Cochlefelis: Greek, kochlea = snail like + Latin, felis = cat (Ref. 45335);  insidiator: From the Latin for ambusher or lurker - in reference to the possibility that this species is a predator which lies half-hidden in sediment (Ref. 40908).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40908)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 19 - 23; Vertebrae: 58 - 60. Head and anterior of body depressed; ribs long, angular, impressed in abdominal body wall. Eye covered with head skin; head smooth. Mouth wide, jaws upturned at symphysis; teeth fixed, cardiform, in 1-2 series on jaws and palate; four elongate patches of palatal teeth. No rakers on posterior of first two arches; mandibular barbel longest, reaching dorsal fin. Fin spines slender, weak. Grey or yellowish in color, fins and mouth bright yellow or orange (Ref. 40908).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow mudflats and river mouths; also in muddy coastal waters (Ref. 40908).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Kailola, P.J., 2000. Six new species of fork-tailed catfishes (Pisces, Teleostei, Ariidae) from Australia and New Guinea. Beagle, Rec. Mus. Art Galler. North. Territ. 16:127-144. (Ref. 40908)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Traumatogenic (Ref. 58010)




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .