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Arius augustus


Arius augustus was originally described as Arius augustus by Roberts in 1978. It belongs to the family Ariidae. It is commonly known as Short barbelled catfish and is known in Australia as Short barbelled catfish, in Papua New Guinea as Short-barbelled catfish. more common names It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Fly-Strickland river system, Papua New Guinea.
Species   augustus
AuthorWI   Roberts [T. R.]
AuthorNI   Roberts
Qualification   ---
Year   1978
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Ariidae
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Genus   Arius
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Ariidae
Genus   Arius
Original Name   Arius        
Taxon Name   augustus
Original Combination   Arius augustus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Arius augustus
OriginalSubGenus   Arius
Original Author   Roberts
Original AuthorWI   Roberts [T. R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1978
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Middle Fly River, Papua New Guinea, 6°32.5'S, 140°55.0'E.
Types   Paratypes: AMS 22460-001 [ex USNM 277066] (1); KFRS 681.01 [ex USNM 217066] (1); USNM 217066 (orig. 2, now 1), 217067-68 (1, 2).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Ferraris & Vari 1992:6 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:46 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   AMS 27090-001 [ex USNM 217065]
Journal   Smithson. Contrib. Zool.
Citation   No. 281
Page   36
Illustrations   Figs. 14, 20d

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Nemapteryx augusta
Current Species   augusta
Current Genus   Nemapteryx
Current AuthorWI   Roberts [T. R.]
Current AuthorNI   Roberts
Current Year   1978
Current Family   Ariidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Fresh water
Habitat Notes   Inhabits river. Feeds exclusively on small fishes including clupeids, chandids and melanotaeniids.
Distribution   Fly-Strickland river system, Papua New Guinea.

Current Summary   Synonym of Nemapteryx augusta  (Roberts 1978). Ariidae: Ariinae.
Name History   • Valid as Arius augustus  Roberts 1978 -- (Roberts 1978:36 [ref. 8886], Allen 1991:51 [ref. 21090]). • Valid as Nemapteryx angustus  (Roberts 1978) -- (Kailola 2004:139 [ref. 28108], Ferraris 2007:46 [ref. 29155] as augusta  ). • Valid as Neoarius augustus  (Roberts 1978) -- (Marceniuk & Menezes 2007:76 [ref. 29031], Allen et al. 2008:52 [ref. 30265]). • Valid as Nemapteryx augusta  (Roberts 1978).

Common Names  Common Names
Hierarchy  Hierarchy
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First Publication  First Publication
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Name Combinations   Name Combinations
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acrocephalus Arius acrocephalus Weber [M.] 1913Synonym
acutirostris Arius acutirostris Day [F.] 1877Valid
acutivelis Arius acutivelis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
acutus Arius acutus Bleeker [P.] 1846Synonym
aeneus Arius aeneus (Sauvage [H.-E.] 1883)Synonym
aequibarbis Arius aequibarbis Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
africana Arius africana Günther [A.] in Playfair & Günther 1867Spelling
africanus Arius africanus Günther [A.] in Playfair & Günther 1867Valid
agassizi Arius agassizi (Eigenmann [C. H.] & Eigenmann [R. S.] 1888)Valid
agassizii Arius agassizii (Eigenmann [C. H.] & Eigenmann [R. S.] 1888)Synonym
alatus Arius alatus Steindachner [F.] 1876Synonym
albicans Arius albicans Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
albidus Arius albidus Valenciennes [A.] 1834Synonym
andamanensis Arius andamanensis Day [F.] 1871Synonym
angulatus Arius angulatus Bleeker [P.] 1846Synonym
arafurensis Arius arafurensis Hardenberg [J. D. F.] 1948Synonym
arenarius Arius arenarius (Müller [J.] & Troschel [F. H.] 1849)Valid
arenatus Arius arenatus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
argenteus Arius argenteus Lütken [C. F.] (ex Krøyer) 1874Uncertain
argyropleuron Arius argyropleuron Valenciennes [A.] (ex Kuhl & van Hasselt) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
arius Arius arius (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Valid
armiger Arius armiger De Vis [C. W.] 1884Synonym
ascita Arius ascita Linnaeus [C.] 1758Uncertain
assimilis Arius assimilis Günther [A.] 1864Synonym
atroplumbeus Arius atroplumbeus (Fowler [H. W.] 1931)Synonym
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