|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Plicofollis dussumieri (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840)|
|Type Locality||Malabar, India.|
|Synonym(s)||Ariodes dussumieri, Arius kirkii, Tachysurus dussumieri|
|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.|
|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.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Feeding||Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|