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Scientific Name Plotosus abbreviatus  Boulenger, 1895
Common Name
Type Locality Mouth of Baram River, Sarawak state, Borneo, East Malaysia.
Pronunciation Ploh toe suss
Etymology The generic name comes from the Greek plotos, meaning swimming. 
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Size 450mm or 17.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Uniform dark olive above, whitish beneath.
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Distribution Borneo, Malaysia; South China Sea
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, South China Sea (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Other Parameters Brackish water
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Boulenger [G. A.] 1895:247 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 15 (no. 87)
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Last Update 2015 May 06 09:50 (species record created: 2011 Feb 05 22:07)