Neoarius latirostris (Macleay, 1883)
Broad-snouted catfish

Family:  Ariidae (Sea catfishes), subfamily: Ariinae
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: southern New Guinea (Digul and Lorentz rivers in Irian Jaya, Indonesia and Laloki, Purari and Fly rivers in Papua New Guinea, but certainly more widespread).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-20
Biology:  Omnivorous, feeding on terrestrial arthropods, aquatic insects, plants, mollusks, prawns and fishes (Ref. 2847).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2007 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  traumatogenic
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