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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 550mm or 21.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks May reach 100 cm TL according to local fishermen.
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Distribution Asia and Oceania: 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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 2020 Oct 22 03:00 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 21:28)