The gafftopsail catfish (Bagre marinus) is one of the species of most importance to fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, particularly in the coastal region of Tabasco. Annual reproductive cycle of gafftopsail catfish, Bagre marinus (Ariidae) in a tropical coastal environment in the Gulf of Mexico. Ciclo reproductivo anual del. Taxonomic Notes: Bagre marinus is a species complex that includes two species, Bagre marinus sensu strictu and Bagre bahiensis (Betancur and Marceniuk.
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Sometimes in rivers and estuaries. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Anal soft rays: Maxillary barbels, first ray of dorsal fin, and first ray of pectoral fin extended as long, flat filaments. Opportunistic feeders over mud and sandy bottoms Ref.
Feeds mainly on small fishes and invertebrates. The dorsal and pectoral fins are equipped with a serrated bxgre spine, both of which are venomous. Commonly caught by anglers along bridges, piers and catwalks.
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Flesh considered good; marketed fresh Ref. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity Reproduction Spawning Eggs Fecundity Larvae Each male carries not more than 50 eggs in its mouth, usually averaging from 15 to 30 Ref. Main reference Upload your references References Coordinator: Marinuz field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America.
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Estimates of some properties based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Low, minimum population doubling time 4. High vulnerability 56 of You can sponsor this page. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Bagte range Marrinus suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 – 50 m Ref. Mainly marine but enters brackish estuaries with relatively high salinities Ref.
Each male carries not more than 50 eggs in its mouth, usually averaging from 15 to 30 Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.
Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Sign our Guest Book. Not available FishBase mirror site: Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.