Cat-eLog Right Arrow Plotosidae Right Arrow Porochilus

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Scientific Name Porochilus obbesi  Weber, 1913
Common Name Obbes' Tandan
Type Locality Lorentz River at Sabang, New Guinea.
Etymology Porochilus: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, cheilos =lip. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Lives in slow-flowing streams, backwaters, swamps and lily lagoons, usually among aquatic weeds such as eel grass. Also found in lakes. See also Allen, G.R. 1989 Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey.
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Distribution Central-southern New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and northern Australia.
Pacific, South Pacific, New Guinea Pacific area, New Guinea Waters, Central New Guinea Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Feeds on insects, prawns and molluscs in nature.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Süsswasserfische aus Niederländisch Süd- und Nord-Neu-Guinea v. 9 (livr. 4), pp 523, Figs. 4-5.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 21 09:28 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 20:52)