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Artistic impression of typical member of the Plotosidae
Pronounced Ploe TOW Sid Ae
Features In most species the dorsal, caudal and anal fins are conjoined to form the 'eel-tail'. No adipose fin and four pairs of roughly equal sized barbels.
Distribution Australia & New Guinea
Common Names Eel Tailed Catfish, Marine or Coral Catfish
Size Smallest 90mm, largest 1500mm, average 452mm, most commonly 460mm. All SL.
Species There are 33 species in 10 genera in the database
Keepers 9 species (27%) are being kept by registered keepers
Down arrow Subfamilies in Plotosidae
1. None 33 species (100%)
Down arrow Top Five Genera
1. Neosilurus 10 species (20 keepers)
2. Tandanus 4 species (15 keepers)
3. Porochilus 4 species (6 keepers)
4. Plotosus 4 species (2 keepers)
5. Oloplotosus 1 species (1 keepers)
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Tandanus tandanus (34.09%)
2. Neosilurus ater (34.09%)
3. Neosilurus hyrtlii (11.36%)
4. Porochilus rendahli (9.09%)
5. Porochilus obbesi (2.27%)
6. Porochilus meraukensis (2.27%)
7. Plotosus papuensis (2.27%)
8. Plotosus canius (2.27%)
9. Oloplotosus mariae (2.27%)
 
Down arrow Species List
1. Anodontiglanis dahli (i:3, k:0)
2. Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (i:3, k:0)
3. Euristhmus lepturus (i:1, k:0)
4. Euristhmus microceps (i:1, k:0)
5. Euristhmus microphthalmus (i:0, k:0)
6. Euristhmus nudiceps (i:0, k:0)
7. Euristhmus sandrae (i:1, k:0)
8. Neosiluroides cooperensis (i:2, k:0)
9. Neosilurus ater (i:13, k:15)
10. Neosilurus brevidorsalis (i:6, k:0)
11. Neosilurus coatesi (i:1, k:0)
12. Neosilurus equinus (i:0, k:0)
13. Neosilurus gloveri (i:1, k:0)
14. Neosilurus hyrtlii (i:1, k:5)
15. Neosilurus idenburgi (i:0, k:0)
16. Neosilurus mollespiculum (i:0, k:0)
17. Neosilurus novaeguineae (i:0, k:0)
18. Neosilurus pseudospinosus (i:2, k:0)
19. Oloplotosus mariae (i:7, k:1)
20. Paraplotosus albilabris (i:0, k:0)
21. Paraplotosus butleri (i:1, k:0)
22. Plotosus abbreviatus (i:3, k:0)
23. Plotosus canius (i:14, k:1)
24. Plotosus lineatus (i:11, k:0)
25. Plotosus papuensis (i:11, k:1)
26. Porochilus argenteus (i:3, k:0)
27. Porochilus meraukensis (i:0, k:1)
28. Porochilus obbesi (i:4, k:1)
29. Porochilus rendahli (i:5, k:4)
30. Tandanus bellingerensis (i:1, k:0)
31. Tandanus bostocki (i:0, k:0)
32. Tandanus tandanus (i:12, k:15)
33. Tandanus tropicanus (i:0, k:0)