Fish

Giant catfish

Giant catfish

Family name

ARIIDAE

English name

Giant catfish

Persian name

Gorbeh mahi -e- bozorg

Characteristics

  • Body elongate.
  • Snout of varying shape; in males acute, pointed, with upper jaw longer than lower; in females rounded, jaws more or less equal.
  • Palate teeth (on roof of mouth) villi form, in 3 patches on each side, posterior patch longest.
  • First dorsal and pectoral fins each with a strong spine.
  • Total anal fin rays 15 to 18.
  • Males are dark – red – brown to bluish grey above, densely pigmented below; females are uniformly dark or grey.
  • Maximum size: 185 cm.

Distribution

The Sea of Oman and eastern part of the Persian Gulf to Bushehr.
Giant catfish

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