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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Anal fin high and relatively long at base, with 19 rays. One pair of oval shaped accessory tooth plates, moderate in size and distant from one another. Hildebrand; UF1, Dentary with no so pronounced posterior projection, with many sharp teeth on anterior portion and few small molariform teeth on posterior portion. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic.

USNM2 1, Morfologia de la aleta dorsal en los bagres Teleostei: Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, 41 Males with smaller and fewer molariform teeth on accessory tooth plates than females. The species is name to honor Dr. Accessory tooth plates totally or partially covered by epithelial tissue in males. Upper and lower kelanopus of caudal fin of moderate length, upper lobe longer than lower lobe. Tables 1 and 3. This study is based on the analysis of 50 morphometric and 6 meristic characters.


Measurements were taken according to Marceniuk b. One pair of small, narrow and elongated accessory tooth plates, quite distant from one another.

Hildebrand; USNM16 2, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Males with deeper and cathoro;s body than females.

Cathorops – Wikipedia

Hildebrand; USNM1, Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Mouth broad, lower jaw arched.

Cathorops kailolae also differs from C. Descriptions of twenty-two new species of fishes collected by the steamer Albatross, of the United States Fish Commission.

The specific epithet belizensis derives from the type locality of the species, Belize City.

Premaxilla relatively short and quite narrow. FMNH5, Ariids are known for their peculiar reproductive habits i. Cathorops higuchii also differs from C. Accessory tooth plates with small molariform teeth. Dorsomedian groove of neurocranium formed by frontals and supraoccipital deep and relatively large, its margins well marked and progressively cathodops posteriorly.

Cathorops melanopus – Wikidata

Spike shaped gill rakers on second arch4 to 6 on upper limb, 12 or 13 on lower limb. Cathorops Cathorops belizensisnew species. Check list of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America. Cathorops aguadulce and C. Cathorops melanopus also differs from C. Literature Cited Acero P.

Anterior portion of body longer in males than in females, as evidenced by distance from tip of snout to pectoral, dorsal and adipose fins and by longer distance from tip of snout to posterior margin cafhorops dorsomedian groove of neurocranium.


Thesis, University Central de Venezuela, pp. Dark Sea Catfish, bagre prieto. Dorsal and lateral portions of head dark, ventrally light beige. Cathorops aguadulce also melanopuus from C. Freshwater Fishes of Mexico. More material examination is required to determine whether the populations reported by Miller et al. Geographical distribution of Central American freshwater fishes.

Maxillary barbel dark, mental barbels light, fins dark especially towards edge.

Cathorops melanopus

Cathorops higuchii additionally differs from C. The freshwater fishes of Mexico, north of the isthmus of Thenantepec. Type specimens were restricted to the lago Izabal basin because future studies e.

Males with longer anal-fin base than females. The subgenus Cathoropswithin which the species described here are included, can be diagnosed from the subgenus Precathorops and from other ariid genera by possessing a lateral ethmoid and frontal limiting a wide conspicuous fenestra, visible under the skin vs.

Pelvic fin high, with 6 rays. Cathorops higuchii inhabits shallow coastal areas and low portions of coastal rivers Etymology.