A NEW FRESHWATER CATFISH (PISCES ARIIDAE) FROM NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

WA Museum Records and Supplements | Updated 9 years ago

Abstract: A new species of fork-tailed catfish is described on the basis of 31 specimens collected in northern Australia between the Fitzroy River (Western Australia) and the Mitchell River (Queensland). Arius midgleyi sp. novo grows to at least 1.3 m TL and is distinguished from other Australo-Papuan ariids by a combination of characters including snout shape, barbel length, eye size, tooth arrangement and gill raker number and position. Comparison is made with other ariid species occurring in northern Australian rivers, including the morphologically similar A. leptaspis (Bleeker).

Author(s) KAILOLA, PATRICIA J. AND PIERCE, BRYAN E. : Part 1
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