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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 Asia and Oceania: central-southern New Guinea including the Upper Kikori (including Lake Kutubu), Fly-Strickland and Lorentz river systems.
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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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Süsswasserfische aus Niederländisch Süd- und Nord-Neu-Guinea v. 9 (livr. 4), pp 527, Fig. 11.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 15:35 (species record created: 2011 Sep 07 14:08)