Sea Catfish ( Arius sp. )


Common Name:   Sea Catfish, Hardhead

Local Name  Kanduli (Tagalog);  Ito (Cebuano)

Max Size:  80 cm

BiodiversityMarine, Brackish, Freshwater

Depth:  1 – ?? m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  10 inches

Recommended Bait/Lures:  Earthworms, Shrimp, shellfish

IUCN Red List Status:  Not Evaluated (NE)

Sea Catfish are a catfish species found in both fresh and saltwater around the Philippines.  Species of this genus that have been recorded in the Philippines include; manillensis, maculatus, venosus, and arius. There are other possible genus of sea catfish found in Philippine waters however the Arius appears to be the most common.


Posted on June 9, 2011, in Catfish (Hito). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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