|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Plotosus canius Hamilton, 1822|
|Common Name||Grå Koralmalle (Denmark)|
|Type Locality||Southern Bengal, India.|
|Synonym(s)||Plotosus horridus, Plotosus multiradiatus, Plotosus unicolor, Potosus viviparus|
|Pronunciation||Ploh toe suss|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Greek plotos, meaning swimming.|
|Size||1500mm or 59.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||A plain dusky-brown species with a black dorsal fin tip. Shows banded pattern at night. Distinguished from adult Plotosus lineatus by its long barbels on the nostrils that can reach pass the eyes.|
|General Remarks||Spines associated with anterior fins have potent venom.|
|Distribution||Indo-West Pacific: west and south coasts of India and off Sri Lanka eastward along the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar, through the Indo-Australian Archipelago and the Philippines as far as Papua New Guinea.
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|Other Parameters||At brackish water to marine species.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Fishes Ganges - pp142, 374 - Pl. 15 (fig. 44)|
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|Last Update||2014 Mar 23 08:42 (species record created: 2004 Oct 05 00:00)|