Cat-eLog Right Families Right Plotosidae

Artistic impression of typical member of the Plotosidae
Down Family Overview
Pronounced Ploe TOW Sid Ae
Family Common Name Eel Tailed Catfish
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 11 species (33%) are being kept by registered keepers
Down Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1.Neosilurus 10 species(23 keepers)
2.Tandanus 4 species(15 keepers)
3.Porochilus 4 species(8 keepers)
4.Plotosus 4 species(2 keepers)
5.Oloplotosus 1 species(1 keepers)
Down Distribution of Plotosidae

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Down Most Kept Species
1. Neosilurus ater(32.65%)
2. Tandanus tandanus(30.61%)
3. Porochilus rendahli(10.2%)
4. Neosilurus hyrtlii(10.2%)
5. Porochilus obbesi(4.08%)
6. Porochilus meraukensis(2.04%)
7. Plotosus papuensis(2.04%)
8. Plotosus canius(2.04%)
9. Oloplotosus mariae(2.04%)
10. Neosilurus mollespiculum(2.04%)
11. Neosilurus brevidorsalis(2.04%)
Down Alphabetic Species List
(Chronological | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1.Anodontiglanis dahli(i:3, k:0, b:0)
2.Cnidoglanis macrocephalus(i:3, k:0, b:0)
3.Euristhmus lepturus(i:1, k:0, b:0)
4.Euristhmus microceps(i:1, k:0, b:0)
5.Euristhmus microphthalmus(i:0, k:0, b:0)
6.Euristhmus nudiceps(i:0, k:0, b:0)
7.Euristhmus sandrae(i:1, k:0, b:0)
8.Neosiluroides cooperensis(i:2, k:0, b:0)
9.Neosilurus ater(i:13, k:16, b:0)
10.Neosilurus brevidorsalis(i:6, k:1, b:0)
11.Neosilurus coatesi(i:1, k:0, b:0)
12.Neosilurus equinus(i:0, k:0, b:0)
13.Neosilurus gloveri(i:1, k:0, b:0)
14.Neosilurus hyrtlii(i:8, k:5, b:0)
15.Neosilurus idenburgi(i:0, k:0, b:0)
16.Neosilurus mollespiculum(i:0, k:1, b:0)
17.Neosilurus novaeguineae(i:0, k:0, b:0)
18.Neosilurus pseudospinosus(i:2, k:0, b:0)
19.Oloplotosus mariae(i:7, k:1, b:0)
20.Paraplotosus albilabris(i:0, k:0, b:0)
21.Paraplotosus butleri(i:1, k:0, b:0)
22.Plotosus abbreviatus(i:3, k:0, b:0)
23.Plotosus canius(i:14, k:1, b:0)
24.Plotosus lineatus(i:11, k:0, b:0)
25.Plotosus papuensis(i:11, k:1, b:0)
26.Porochilus argenteus(i:3, k:0, b:0)
27.Porochilus meraukensis(i:4, k:1, b:0)
28.Porochilus obbesi(i:4, k:2, b:0)
29.Porochilus rendahli(i:10, k:5, b:0)
30.Tandanus bellingerensis(i:1, k:0, b:0)
31.Tandanus bostocki(i:0, k:0, b:0)
32.Tandanus tandanus(i:12, k:15, b:0)
33.Tandanus tropicanus(i:0, k:0, b:0)