|Sona Sea Catfish|
Local common name:
|Sona Sea Catfish
Ariidae [Sea Catfishes]
37.5 cm[max to 92 cm]
Yes, this fish was caught offshore Changi.
Sea catfishes are extremely difficult to ID as most of them look identical. It is ID mainly thru the different shapes of 'upper tooth patches' in its mouth & partially from the different patterns on the 'top view of the head.'
Dorsal spines:1, rays:7 ; Anal spines:1, rays:12
*Take note that there's a layer of yellow slimy coat on its body when it is alive [refer to small pic above]
Credit goes to 'Kelvin KP Lim' in helping in the ID of this fish
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