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  • Plicofollis dussumieri
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Scientific Name Plicofollis dussumieri  (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name
Type Locality Malabar, India.
Synonym(s) Ariodes dussumieri, Arius kirkii, Tachysurus dussumieri
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Size 620mm or 24.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification It has a prominent lateral ethmoid that forms a "shelf" between the eye and the nostrils, two pairs of vomerine toothpletes, and a very short adipose-fin base. Body dark brown, lower surfaces completely covered with fine brown pigment specks.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Indian Ocean. Also found in lower reaches of rivers flowing into the ocean, from Mozambique and Madagascar to Sri Lanka, the east coast of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar to Sumatra.
Indian Ocean (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Feeding Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Hist. Nat. Poiss.v. 15 - pp84
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Last Update 2006 Aug 04 09:13 (species record created: 2004 Nov 18 00:00)