Familia: Ariidae Genus: Cathorops Species: Cathorops melanopus. Name[edit]. Cathorops melanopus (Günther, ). Cat-eLog Data Sheet. Scientific Name, Cathorops melanopus (Günther, ). Common Name, Dark Sea Catfish. Type Locality, Río Motagua. Kingdom: Animalia. Taxonomic Rank: Species. Synonym(s). Common Name(s): dark sea catfish [English]. bagre prieto [Spanish]. Taxonomic Status.

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Bulletin of Marine Science, Pectoral-fin spine short; anterior margin with few granules on basal two thirds, distal third with short serrations; posterior margin straight on basal fourth, distal three quarters melaonpus long serrations. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Nuchal plate crescent-shaped, fathorops and relatively wide. Marceniuk I ; Ricardo Betancur-R. Cathorops kailolae is further distinguished from C. Head and anterior portion of body longer in males than in females, as evidenced by greater distances from tip of snout to dorsal- pelvic- and adipose-fin origins. Caudal peduncle relatively low.

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Dorsomedian groove of neurocranium formed by frontals and supraoccipital deep and relatively large, its margins well marked and progressively narrower posteriorly. Acicular gill rakers on first arch 195 to 7 6 on upper limb, 12 to 14 13 on lower limb. Females with longer pelvic fin and higher anal fin than males. Body deeper in females than in males.

Pelvic fin and supraoccipital process longer in females than in males. Dorsal and lateral portions of head brown, ventrally light beige. Females with deeper caudal peduncle and longer upper lobe of caudal fin than males. Levrault, Strasbourg, pp. Aguadulce Sea Catfish or bagre aguadulce. Posterior expansion of dentary longer in females than in males Fig.


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melanopua By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cathorops higuchii can be distinguished from all congeners by having gill rakers on first arch vs. A sea catfish that carries its eggs in its mouth. Trustees, London, p. Posterior expansion of dentary longer and with more molariform teeth in females than in males Fig.

Cathorops belizensis is distinguished from all congeners by having gill rakers on first arch vs. Accessory tooth plates longer and broader in females than in males Fig. Estudio de los peces de la laguna de Alvarado, Veracruz, Mexico. USNM9 8, One pair of elongated and narrow accessory tooth plates, small and distant from each other.

Supraoccipital process relatively short and wide on posterior portion, profile straight. Acicular kelanopus rakers on first arch 144 or 5 5 on upper limb, 10 or 11 10 on lower limb. USNM2, Canada Mexico Sixth Ed.

These species are found in the eastern and western Central and South America in brackish and freshwater habitats. Tables 1 and 5. This Ariidae -related article is a stub. Head short and depressed, profile slightly convex at level of frontals and supraoccipital.

Anterior and posterior nostrils relatively close to one another.


The meristic values for the holotypes are indicated in parentheses in the descriptions. Description of Cathorops mapalea new species of sea catfish Siluriformes: Lateral and mesial surfaces of first and second gill arches without fleshy papillae intercalated with gill rakers.

Hildebrand; USNM3 1, The marine and brackish species of Cathoropsoccurring from Costa Rica and Panama, have frequently been misidentified as C. A preliminary study of the life history and habits of Kanduli Arius sp.

Nuchal plate crescent-shaped, short and wide. Males with relatively larger heads than females, as evidenced by greater distance between lateral cornu of lateral ethmoid and external limb of supracleithrum, greater interorbital distance, and wider cephalic shield on lateral ethmoids and frontal areas.

Accessory tooth plates with small and not numerous molariform teeth. Dorsal and lateral portions of head dark, ventrally light beige. Bivariate scatterplots were used in the analyses of morphometric data and ranges and modal data used in the analysis of meristic data.

Lips thick, lower lip thicker than upper lip. Dorsomedian groove of neurocranium relatively deep and large, its margins well marked, progressively narrower posteriorly. Anatomical Record, 51 1.