in inshore waters and estuaries. Occasionally form
schools. Caught mainly with set bag nets and bamboo
stake traps. Air bladders are exported as isinglass
used by the wine industry. Description:
Strong venomous dorsal and pectoral spines provide
protection for the fish. Dorsal spines (total): 1;
Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 16 -
30. Head shield somewhat rugose; deep and long median
fontanelle groove. Diet: Feeds on
invertebrates and small fishes.
and southeast Asia:
Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and China.
Type locality: China, Japan.
50.0cm. SL (20ins)
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Siluriformes), with a redefinition of the genera"
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www.fishbase.org, version (10/2009).