Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 17 - 19. Habitat:
Inhabits slow-flowing, often turbid rivers and coastal
waters. Also occurs in slow-moving freshwater streams,
favours turbid coastal shallows and brackish estuaries.
Reproduction: Spawn from October
to February in the lower reaches of rivers; males
incubate eggs in their mouth. Diet:
Feeds on gastropod and bivalve mollusks. The food
are swallowed whole.
Arius froggatti, Septobranchus
Southern New Guinea and Roper River system, Northern
Australia; in coastal waters, estuaries, and into
fresh water. Type locality: Strickland
River, New Guinea.
1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications,
Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. Cinetodus in Fishes of Australia,
accessed 05 Sep 2020,. Fishes
of Australia Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2019 ). Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Martin F. Gomon, Arius froggatti
Ramsay E.P. & Ogilby J.D. (1886) A contribution
to the knowledge of the fish fauna of New Guinea.
Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W.(2)1(1): 8-20, Strickland River,