The Arafura catfish, also known
as the Arafura sea catfish, is a species of catfish
in the family Ariidae. It was described by James Douglas
Ogilby in 1898, originally under the genus Arius.
Habitat: It inhabits marine, brackish
and freshwaters in the western Pacific. Marine; freshwater
and brackish. Diet: Worms, finfish,
crustaceans such as crabs and amphipods, mollusks,
echinoderms, algae and insects.
Arius proximus, Arius arafurensis
Pacific: Southern New Guinea, northern Australia
and Aru Islands; in nearshore coastal waters and estuaries.
Type Locality: Port Darwin, Northern
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types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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