Guess the brackish water fish

redtailfool

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Time to represent the brackish water fish !
Let me start..

Im gonna make this easier.. Common names and Scientifics names are both allowed.

 

rweedon

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boy you guys it is a bala cat see the whiskers...(Arius jordani)... btw why do people call them sharks is it just because wal mart does? :ROFL: no seriously what would make it a shark???
 

guppy

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Hexanematichthys seemani, the Tete sea catfish,

This fish has been listed unde at least six diffrent genus and not less than fifteen species names as well as over twenty common names.

So far I think all of us are right and flammingwoodchuck was first.

The listing I gave is the current "correct" one, at least this week.lol.

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sandtiger

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rweedon said:
boy you guys it is a bala cat see the whiskers...(Arius jordani)... btw why do people call them sharks is it just because wal mart does? :ROFL: no seriously what would make it a shark???
They are called sharks because...well...they look like sharks and the name attracts people's attention.
 

guppy

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According to fishbase this fish has had many names since 1864, here is a partial list and you did say common names were allowed so I think the woodchuck was first with columbian shark.
anyway this is a partial list of listing under which this fish has been filed.

Arius seemanni
A. assimilus
A. jordani
Ariopsis seemani
Galeichthy simonsi
G. eigenmanni
G. gilberti
G. jordani
G. seemanni
Hexanematichthys seemani
H. jordani
H. simonsi
Tachisurus seemani
T. eigenmanni

The name listed as currently valid is Hexanematichthys seemani (the Tete sea catfish)
 

guppy

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Well flamminwoodchuck was first with a common name (actually 2) that have been used for that fish, but you had a Linneas classification that was once valid,

I think you should thumb wrestle for it but I guess it will have to be a race.
First to post a pic wins.

That was pretty weird.
It has been also sold as bagre, begre, bagre tete, bagre shark, grey shark, jordan sea cat, and silver shark, and that was just what I found before getting tired of chasing links.
 
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