Bagre marinus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
AriidaeBagre marinus(Mitchill)1815Gafftopsail Catfish

Bagre marinus

Unique Characters: Only 2 pairs of barbels, one of which is mental. Maxillary barbels and filaments of dorsal- and pectoral-fin spines appearing as long, flattened ribbons.

Similar Species: Hardhead Catfish Ariopsis felis. Three pairs of barbels, 1 pair maxillary and 2 pairs mental, all round in cross-section.

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