Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Siluriformes > Ariidae > Cathorops > Cathorops melanopus

Cathorops melanopus (Dark sea catfish)

Synonyms: Arius melanopus; Tachisurus melanopus
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Dzilam de Bravo Wetland Reserve 149170 Yucatan, Mexico    
Maya Multiple Use Area 1156412 Guatemala  
Reserva Especial de la Biosfera Ría Celestún Biosphere Reserve VI 202424 Mexico  
Reserva Estatal del Palmar Reserve 122954 Mexico    
Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve VI 149920 Mexico    

Prey / Diet

Fenestraria rhopalophylla (babies toes)[1]


Parasitized by 
Caballerorhynchus lamothei[2]
Gnathostoma binucleatum <Unverified Name>[2]
Gorgorhynchus medius[2]
Neoechinorhynchus golvani[1]
Prosthenhystera obesa[1]


America, North - Inland waters; Atlantic, Western Central; Central America: Rio Motagua, Guatemala; probably in the Honduran portion of the rio Motagua near itsmouth. Reports from Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama by previous authors are erroneous.; Guatemala; Laguna de Términos; Mexico; Neotropical;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London