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Scientific Name Neosilurus equinus  (Weber, 1913)
Common Names Southern Tandan
Gjellerup's Tandan
Type Locality Lorentz River, Merauke, Papua, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Copidoglanis equinus, Tandanus equinus
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 375mm or 14.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea).
Pacific, Papua New Guinea (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, South Pacific, New Guinea Pacific area, New Guinea Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Süsswasserfische aus Niederländisch Süd- und Nord-Neu-Guinea v. 9 (livr. 4)
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Last Update 2013 Jul 23 23:14 (species record created: 2011 Sep 07 14:08)