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Scientific Name Neosilurus coatesi  (Allen, 1985)
Common Name
Type Locality Ninar River, about 6 kilometers west of Maprik, Papua New Guinea, about 3°37'S, 143°00'E.
Synonym(s) Neosilurus gjellerupi coatesi, Tandanus coatesi
Pronunciation Nee oh see loo russ
Etymology The generic name comes from the Latin neo, meaning new and Silurus, a catfish name frequently used to form generic names. 
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Distribution Oceania: Sepik River basin in streams of Torracelli Mountains, Papua New Guinea.
Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Sepik (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Records of the Western Australian Museum v. 12 (pt 3), pp 252, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:34 (species record created: 2010 Jul 11 09:36)