Boletín de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras - INVEMAR
versão impressa ISSN 0122-9761
MEJIA-LADINO¹, Luz Marina; BETANCUR-R², Ricardo; ACERO P³, Arturo e ZARZA G³, Esteban. PRESENCE OF ARIUS GRANDICASSIS IN THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN, INCLUDING AN IDENTIFICATION KEY FOR THE FISH FAMILY ARIIDAE IN THE AREA. bol. invemar [online]. 2002, vol.31, n.1, pp. 5-13. ISSN 0122-9761.
The family Ariidae in the Colombian Caribbean coast includes five well known species (Ariopsis bonillai, Arius proops, Bagre bagre, B. marinus and Selenaspis herzbergii) and at least two undescribed of the genus Cathorops. In this paper we report by the first time the presence of Arius grandicassis Valenciennes, 1840 in the region, based on three specimens of 342 - 495 mm total length captured in offshore waters at San Lorenzo de Camarones (Guajira), widening in this way the species distribution range. A key to identify the ariid species from the area is also included.
Palavras-chave : Arius grandicassis; Ariidae; Colombian Caribbean.