Biology:Hexanematichthys sagor

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Hexanematichthys sagor
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Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ariidae
Genus: Hexanematichthys
H. sagor
Binomial name
Hexanematichthys sagor
(Hamilton, 1822)
  • Arius sagor (Hamilton, 1822)
  • Bagrus doroides Valenciennes, 1840
  • Bagrus javensis Valenciennes, 1840
  • Bagrus sondaicus Valenciennes, 1840
  • Pimelodus sagor Hamilton, 1822
  • Tachysurus sagor (Hamilton, 1822)

Hexanematichthys sagor, the Sagor catfish, Sagor sea catfish, Sunda sea-catfish, marine catfish or dusky catfish,[2] is a species of catfish in the family Ariidae.[3] It was described by Francis Buchanan-Hamilton in 1822, originally under the genus Pimelodus.[1] It inhabits estuaries and freshwater bodies in numerous areas of the Indo-Western Pacific ocean. It reaches a maximum total length of 45 cm (18 in), more commonly reaching a TL of 30 cm (12 in).[3]

The diet of the Sagor catfish consists of finfish and benthic invertebrates.[4] Its meat is sold fresh.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Synonyms of Hexanematichthys sagor at
  2. Common names of Hexanematichthys sagor at
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Hexanematichthys sagor" in FishBase. January 2019 version.
  4. Food items reported for Hexanematichthys sagor at

Wikidata ☰ Q2589535 entry