Taxonomy and distribution of ariid catfishes from the arabian gulf

Jassim M. Al-Hassan, David A. Clayton, Martha Thomson, Richard S. Criddle

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Abstract

Four morphologically distinct species of ariid catfish are found in northern regions of the Arabian Gulf, Arius thalassinus, A. dussumieri, A. tenuispinis and A. bilineatus, the latter having been frequently confused with and reported as A. thalassinus in earlier studies. An index of simple observations and measurements based on tooth patch structure and body dimensions was devised to distinguish between the four species. The recognition of A. tenuispinis and A. dussumieri in the Arabian Gulf greatly extends their reported distribution ranges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-487
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Natural History
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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Keywords

  • Arabian Gulf
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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Taxonomy and distribution of ariid catfishes from the arabian gulf. / Al-Hassan, Jassim M.; Clayton, David A.; Thomson, Martha; Criddle, Richard S.

In: Journal of Natural History, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1988, p. 473-487.

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Al-Hassan, Jassim M. ; Clayton, David A. ; Thomson, Martha ; Criddle, Richard S. / Taxonomy and distribution of ariid catfishes from the arabian gulf. In: Journal of Natural History. 1988 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 473-487.
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