Cat-eLog Right Arrow Plotosidae Right Arrow Neosilurus

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Scientific Name Neosilurus brevidorsalis  (Günther, 1867)
Common Name
Type Locality Nicol Bay, Cape York, Queensland, Australia.
Synonym(s) Anyperistius perugiae, Copidoglanis brevidorsalis, Neosilurus bartoni, Tandanus brevidorsalis
Pronunciation Nee oh see loo russ
Etymology The generic name comes from the Latin neo, meaning new and Silurus, a catfish name frequently used to form generic names. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia and Oceania: northern Australia and central-southern New Guinea.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 3) v. 20 (no. 115), pp 66.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 11 14:46 (species record created: 2011 Aug 31 14:02)