Local common name:
Seng herr[hokkien], Duri[malay]
Ariidae [Sea catfishes]
24.8 cm [max to 32 cm]
Marine, brackish, freshwater
Tidal rivers, estuaries & marine waters. Feeds mainly on invertebrates.
Yes, this fish was caught somewhere off Singapore Changi, during my 3rd offshore trip on 30/12/02 Most local anglers wld consider this fish a pest.
This species with 18-23 anal rays. This particular specimen with 20 anal rays.
*Not positively confirmed, it cld also be the 'Sagor Catfish[A. sagor]. Catfishes are difficult to identify due to their similarities & lack of infos, pics on catfishes etc. Beware of it's dorsal & 2 pectoral spines as they can inflict very nasty wounds.
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