Sperata seenghala, Giant river-catfish : fisheries, aquaculture, gamefish

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Sperata seenghala (Sykes, 1839)

Giant river-catfish
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes(Género, Especie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Siluriformes (Catfishes) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Sperata: After Mr. M.A. Sperat.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; agua dulce; salobre demersal; potamodromo (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 39°N - 8°N

Distribución Países | Áreas FAO | Ecosistemas | Ocurrencias, apariciones | Point map | Introducciones | Faunafri

Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh (Ref. 4833). Reported from Thailand (Ref. 37773) and Yunnan, China (Ref. 84139).

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 4833); common length : 40.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 4833)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 1; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 7; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 11 - 12. Body elongate and compressed; snout broad and spatulate. Barbels extend posteriorly to pelvic fins or beyond to anal fin. Dorsal spine weakly serrated on its posterior edge; adipose fin base short, about as long as the rayed dorsal fin base. Color is brownish-gray on back, silvery on flanks and belly. A dark well-defined spot is on the adipose dorsal fin.

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Found in rivers, canals, beels, ditches, inundated fields and other freshwater areas. Adults fight well and provide good sport. Carnivore. Breeding occurs before the commencement of monsoons. Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same genus (Ref. 205).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 05 October 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: comercial; Acuicultura: posible uso futuro; pesca deportiva: si
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Fuentes de Internet

AFORO (otoliths) | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: Género, Especie | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Árbol de la vida | Wikipedia: Go, búsqueda | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Expediente Zoológico

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00659 - 0.00958), b=2.89 (2.84 - 2.94), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses (Fec = 20,064).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (90 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 81.7 [27.4, 213.9] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.977 [0.479, 1.809] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.2 [14.5, 17.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.197 [0.067, 0.540] g/100g ; Selenium = 109 [50, 265] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 10.9 [2.6, 47.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.372 [0.216, 0.704] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.