Marine Catfishes ID discussion

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Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by Peace » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:54 am

Okay, some of you probably noticed that are no Duris in on the species list. That's because I'm not sure of the identification of their exact species. So if anyone can contribute to this discussion please do so; it can be input of more specimen photos or help identifying them. Thanks!

Probably the most common type of Duri
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The golden colour species
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The yellow fined ones
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The 'big mouth' catfish as Angelfishing calls it :p
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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by dBs™ » Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:06 pm

Peace, finally see you kick start the id-ing process of the marine catfishes. :grin:

Let me send u scrabbling for panadols. ;)

There are two main types of marine catfishes in local waters. The fork tail catfish and the eel tail catfish.

This is the so called "big mouth" catfish, an eeltailed catfish.

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by domvonn » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:57 pm

ahseng must ask limejuice.....he ish pro !
I am a predatory fish keeper/fisherman/photographer.:)

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by farkhead » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:05 pm

hmm i got time help you check the book
got many cat fish inside

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by farkhead » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:42 pm

marine catfish are known to be salmon catfish and there are 8 species and which are hard to diffentiate even for experts.

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by dBs™ » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:50 am

farkhead wrote:marine catfish are known to be salmon catfish and there are 8 species and which are hard to diffentiate even for experts.
Yes. Its not easy to id catfish even for the experts.
That's the reason why Peace has taken so long yet reluctant to post the catfishes.

We are clueless as to how to id them.

Hopefully ... with this thread going...we are able to shed some lights on it
thus able to id few of the common one in our waters.

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by Peace » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:56 pm

Yes, marine catfishes are hard to identify by overall looks alone, and I believe identifying exact species aren't too important unless they can be distinguished from other catfish easily. Like the pictures shown above with obvious distinguishable features. The Eeltail Catfish by Angelfishing should be a Gray eel-catfish (Plotosus Canius) or what we usually call a Gemang. I'm simply basing the identification searching "gemang' under fishbase common name. Still, I would need a better sample photo of the catfish. :eyebrow:

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by teamilk » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:24 pm

catfish!
haha...caught 8 ah sengs last sat.
very slimy and disgusting.
no 1 wanted to take back. haha....
but i heard the golden catfish is very delicious!

also, when hook up a catfish, gotta be careful of the 3 stings.
top and 2 sides.

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by gohyuheng » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:55 am

Right, Peace, I did some research and i think i found it. for the yellow fin catfish, i think its this one.
http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebook ... xt/223.htm
or maybe this one
http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg/guidebook ... xt/227.htm
Could not find the rest though
I wanna catch a big fish~~~~

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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by Peace » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:13 pm

The second link doesn't have the tooth patch pattern though. I did took a picture of the tooth pattern but I'm still not sure. :shiftyeyes:
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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by gohyuheng » Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:28 pm

It looks right. the tooth patch pattern looks similar.
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Re: Marine Catfishes ID discussion

Post by catfish » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:14 pm

the forth pic is called the sagor catfish :D

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