Arius utik is a species
of sea catfish in the family Ariidae. It was described
by Pieter Bleeker in 1846. Habitat:
It is known from tropical marine and brackish waters
in the western Pacific. Diet: Its
diet consists of mussels, flathead locust lobsters,
shrimp, conger eels, ponyfish, squids and Indian mackerels.
The spelling oetik is used by Bleeker 1846:166. Correct
spelling is utik, as used by Bleeker
1862:31. (Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes). On some
online searches oetik is
Pacific: Gulf of Thailand and in waters around
much of Malaysia and Indonesia; in coastal waters
Kottelat, M., A.J.
Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo,
1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi.
Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 06/2021 ). Kailola, P.J., 1999 Ariidae (=Tachysuridae):
sea catfishes (fork-tailed catfishes).