|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Neosilurus hyrtlii Steindachner, 1867|
|Common Names||Yellow Finned Eel Catfish
Common Eel Tail Catfish, Glencoe Tandan, Hyrtl's Catfish, Salmon Catfish, Silver Moonfish, Straight-backed Catfish, White Tandan, Yellow Fin Tandan
|Type Locality||Fitzroy R., Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.|
|Synonym(s)||Copidoglanis glencoensis, Eumeda elongata, Neosilurus australis, Neosilurus glencoensis, Neosilurus mortoni, Neosilurus robustus, Silurichthys australis|
|Pronunciation||Nee oh see loo russ - hurt lee aye|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Latin neo, meaning new and Silurus, a catfish name frequently used to form generic names.|
|Size||350mm or 13.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Glover (1990) and others have proposed that two species be recognised, N. hyrtlii and N. glencoensis. However, there is little evidence presented to support this hypothesis, thus we follow Allen (1989) in retaining the oldest name.|
|Sexing||They may be sexed by the shape of their urogenital papilla, females have a shorter flatter papilla, males are longer and pointed.|
|Distribution||Widespread and abundant in all the larger rivers in Central Australia. They are found over most of northern Australia and is the third most widespread fish in Australia.
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|pH||6.8 - 8.0|
|Temperature||22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Up to 30 dGH.|
|Furniture||This species is most commonly found in waterholes in the larger rivers. Thus, plenty swimming space is required.|
|Compatibility||Peaceful if gregarious.|
|Breeding||Hyrtl's catfish has been observed spawning during floods at temperatures around 26°C (79°F). Fecundity for a fish of 186mm (7.4in) SL is 1,600 eggs, a 267mm (10.8in) SL fish contains 15,300 eggs (Orr & Milward 1984). They may be sexed by the shape of their urogenital papilla, females have a shorter flatter papilla, males are longer and pointed.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Sitzungsber. Math.-Naturwiss. Classe K. Akad. Wiss. Wienv. 55 (1. Abth.) - pp14  - Pl. 1 (figs. 3-3a)
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 17:39 (species record created: 2001 Apr 24 00:00)|