Author Topic: Coastal catfish species Suriname ID required  (Read 106 times)

Offline Pieter1983

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Coastal catfish species Suriname ID required
« on: Sun, 26 January 2020, 04:37:43 PM »
Hi people,

Does anyone know the species?

Seen from the beach at Matapica, Suriname.

Hope someone can help!

Best regards,

Pieter de Groot Boersma

Offline Pieter1983

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Re: Coastal catfish species Suriname ID required
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 11:43:05 AM »
Probably White Sea Catfish (Genidens barbus) according to Facebook group.


Offline Auke

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Re: Coastal catfish species Suriname ID required
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 27 January 2020, 01:31:45 PM »
Ah, the joys of Facebook!

Too bad that, according to the literature available to me, Genidens barbus does not occur in the Guianas...

Let's hope that one of our experts can provide a better ID.

Cheers, Auke

Offline Pieter1983

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Re: Coastal catfish species Suriname ID required
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 28 January 2020, 02:19:51 AM »
 :D

Got a better one I reckon, Sciades couma!


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Re: Coastal catfish species Suriname ID required
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 11:47:07 AM »
The same person on Facebook now thinks of these three possibilities:

Arius couma, Hexanematichthys herzberg or Hexanematichthys proops

Difficult to say for certain it seems.