|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Porochilus argenteus (Zeitz, 1896)|
|Common Name||Silver Tandan|
|Type Locality||Central Australia: Cooper River system.|
|Pronunciation||ar JEN tee uss|
|Etymology||Porochilus: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, cheilos =lip. The specific name, argenteus, means silver in reference to this species overall colour.|
|Size||300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Silver tandans are often placed in the genus Neosilurus, although the latest work suggest their placement in Porochilus.|
|Sexing||They may be sexed by the shape of their urogenital papilla, females are short and flat, males papilla are longer and pointed.|
|Distribution||Found in Central Australia in the Diamantina and Georgina rivers, Cooper Creek, and parts of the drainages on the Barkley Tablelands. One record also exists from the Macumba River in South Australia. Records from the Finke River are incorrect and it is not the type locality as some have suggested.
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|pH||7.5 - 8.2|
|Temperature||9.0-30.0°C or 48.2-86°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||20-40 dH.|
|Feeding||Flake foods and live foods of any kind.|
|Breeding||This species probably spawn during flooding and undertake substantial migrations, either as adults and / or juveniles.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Report on the work of the Horn Expedition to Central Australia. Part 2, pp 410, Pl. 16 (fig. 7)
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 11 18:09 (species record created: 2005 Dec 27 00:00)|