Tete Sea Catfish (Ariopsis seemanni)

Also known as Blackfin Shark, Christian Catfish, Columbian Shark, Colombian Shark Catfish, Dwarf Shark, Jordans's Catfish, Shark Catfish, Silver-tipped Shark, Silver-tipped Shark Catfish, West American Catfish, Whitetip Shark Catfish

Description

Also known as Blackfin Shark, Christian Catfish, Columbian Shark, Colombian Shark Catfish, Dwarf Shark, Jordans's Catfish, Shark Catfish, Silver-tipped Shark, Silver-tipped Shark Catfish, West American Catfish, Whitetip Shark Catfish.

Found in both brackish freshwaters and coastal marine over estuaries and large to medium rivers.
They feed on crustaceans, small fish and insect larvae.
Length - 39cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Central and South America

Catfish have venomous spines in the fins which can inflict painful wounds.
Repeated stings from these catfish may result in death. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/13480

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