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  • Neosiluroides cooperensis
  • Neosiluroides cooperensis
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Scientific Name Neosiluroides cooperensis  Allen & Feinberg, 1998
Common Name Cooper Creek Catfish
Type Locality Callamurra Waterhole, Cooper's Creek, 11.3 kilometers east of Innamincka, South Australia, about 27°41'S, 140°51'E.
Pronunciation koo per en siss
Etymology Neosiluroides: Greek, neos = new + Greek, silouros = cat fish cooperensis: Named for its known distribution, Cooper Creek.
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Size 460mm or 18.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Cooper Creek catfish have only been captured in relatively large waterholes. No fish smaller than 160mm (6.4in) TL have ever been recorded.
Sexing They may be sexed by the shape of their urogenital papilla, females are short and flat, males papilla are longer and pointed.
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Distribution Oceania: Cooper Creek system, part of the Lake Eyre drainage basin.
Australia waters, Cooper Creek (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Feeding They appear to be carnivorous with snails and shrimp having been found in their guts.
Furniture Requires open swimming space.
Compatibility Peaceful if gregarious.
Breeding Cooper Creek catfish have only been captured in relatively large waterholes. No fish smaller than 160mm (6.4in) TL have ever been recorded.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology v. 3 (no. 1), pp 12, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 19 05:13 (species record created: 2002 Jan 05 00:00)