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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Plotosidae Eeltail catfishes

Genus: Neosilurus

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11 species
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Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Neosilurus ater (Perugia, 1894)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Neosilurus ater
[Narrowfront tandan]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Neosilurus brevidorsalis (Günther, 1867)

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Neosilurus brevidorsalis
[Shortfin tandan]
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Neosilurus coatesi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 37.5 cm TL

 
Neosilurus equinus
[Southern tandan]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Neosilurus gjellerupi
[Northern tandan]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Neosilurus gloveri
[Dalhousie catfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 34 cm SL
Neosilurus hyrtlii Steindachner, 1867

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Neosilurus hyrtlii
[Hyrtl's catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Neosilurus idenburgi
[Idenburg tandan]
No picture found

Max. Length 44 cm SL

 
Neosilurus mollespiculum
[Soft-spined catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Neosilurus novaeguineae
[New Guinea tandan]
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Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Neosilurus pseudospinosus
[False-spined catfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Neosilurus ater Narrowfront tandan Asia and Oceania 47 TL 1894
Neosilurus brevidorsalis Shortfin tandan Asia and Oceania 20 SL 1867
Neosilurus coatesi Oceania 1985
Neosilurus equinus Southern tandan Asia and Oceania 37.5 TL 1913
Neosilurus gjellerupi Northern tandan Asia and Oceania 30 TL 1913
Neosilurus gloveri Dalhousie catfish Oceania 9 SL 1998
Neosilurus hyrtlii Hyrtl's catfish Oceania 34 SL 1867
Neosilurus idenburgi Idenburg tandan Asia and Oceania 27 SL 1940
Neosilurus mollespiculum Soft-spined catfish Oceania 44 SL 1998
Neosilurus novaeguineae New Guinea tandan Asia and Oceania 21 SL 1907
Neosilurus pseudospinosus False-spined catfish Oceania 35 SL 1998



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