Cathorops hypophthalmus (Steindachner, 1876)
Gloomy sea catfish
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Central America: Pacific draining rivers, in brackish and fresh water of Panama.
Biology:  Found in coastal, brackish and fresh waters (Ref. 9271). Caught with various artisanal gear (Ref.9271). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9271).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 May 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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