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Scientific Name Plotosus papuensis  Weber, 1910
Common Names Papuan Eel-catfish
Papuan Tandan
Type Locality Lorentz River, southern New Guinea.
Pronunciation Ploh toe suss
Etymology The generic name comes from the Greek plotos, meaning swimming. 
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Size 500mm or 19.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks May reach 100 cm TL according to local fishermen.
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Distribution Central-southern New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
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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Other Parameters Found in turbid rivers and swampy lagoons and backwaters.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 32 (pt. 4) (art. 28), pp 228.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 21 10:12 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 21:28)