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Family: Plotosidae Eeltail catfishes



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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Anodontiglanis dahli
[Toothless catfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 91 cm SL
Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Cnidoglanis macrocephalus
[Estuary cobbler]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Euristhmus lepturus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Euristhmus lepturus
[Long-tailed catfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean

Euristhmus microceps (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Vierke, J.
 
Euristhmus microceps
[Smallhead catfish]
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Euristhmus microphthalmus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Euristhmus nudiceps (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Euristhmus nudiceps
[Naked-headed catfish]
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Euristhmus sandrae
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Max. Length 46 cm SL

 
Neosiluroides cooperensis
[Cooper creek catfish]



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)

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Neosilurus brevidorsalis
[Shortfin tandan]
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Neosilurus coatesi
[]
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Max. Length 37.5 cm TL

 
Neosilurus equinus
[Southern tandan]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Neosilurus gjellerupi
[Northern tandan]
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Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Neosilurus gloveri
[Dalhousie catfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Neosilurus hyrtlii
[Hyrtl's catfish]
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Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Neosilurus idenburgi
[Idenburg tandan]
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Max. Length 44 cm SL

 
Neosilurus mollespiculum
[Soft-spined catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Neosilurus novaeguineae
[New Guinea tandan]
No picture found

Max. Length 35 cm SL

 
Neosilurus pseudospinosus
[False-spined catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Oloplotosus luteus
[Pale yellow tandan]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Oloplotosus mariae
[Maria's tandan]
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Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Oloplotosus torobo
[Kutubu tandan]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 134 cm TL
Paraplotosus albilabris (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Paraplotosus albilabris
[Whitelipped eel catfish]
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Max. Length 32.5 cm SL

 
Paraplotosus butleri
[]
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Max. Length 26.8 cm SL

 
Paraplotosus muelleri
[Kimberley catfish]
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Plotosus abbreviatus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Plotosus canius Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Plotosus canius
[Gray eel-catfish]
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Plotosus fisadoha
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Plotosus japonicus Yoshino & Kishimoto, 2008

Photo by Photo by Shiina, M.
 
Plotosus japonicus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Plotosus limbatus
[Darkfin eel catfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plotosus lineatus
[Striped eel catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.3 cm TL

 
Plotosus nhatrangensis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Plotosus nkunga Gomon & Taylor, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plotosus nkunga
[Stinging eel catfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Plotosus papuensis Weber, 1910

Photo by Photo by Burke, S.
 
Plotosus papuensis
[Papuan eel-catfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Porochilus argenteus (Zietz, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Reg Morrison/AUSCAPE
 
Porochilus argenteus
[]
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Max. Length 24 cm TL

 
Porochilus meraukensis
[Merauke tandan]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Porochilus obbesi
[Obbes' catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Porochilus rendahli
[Rendahl's catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 45.2 cm SL

 
Tandanus bellingerensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Tandanus bostocki
[Freshwater cobbler]



Oceania
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Tandanus tandanus (Mitchell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Coughran, J.
 
Tandanus tandanus
[Freshwater catfish]
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Max. Length 39.5 cm SL

 
Tandanus tropicanus
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42 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anodontiglanis dahli Toothless catfish Oceania 40 TL 1922
Cnidoglanis macrocephalus Estuary cobbler Indo-Pacific 91 SL 1840
Euristhmus lepturus Long-tailed catfish Indo-West Pacific 46 TL 1864
Euristhmus microceps Smallhead catfish Eastern Indian Ocean 1845
Euristhmus microphthalmus Western Central Pacific 2006
Euristhmus nudiceps Naked-headed catfish Indo-West Pacific 33 TL 1880
Euristhmus sandrae Eastern Indian Ocean 2006
Neosiluroides cooperensis Cooper creek catfish Oceania 46 SL 1998
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
Oloplotosus luteus Pale yellow tandan Oceania 15 TL 1978
Oloplotosus mariae Maria's tandan Asia and Oceania 15 TL 1913
Oloplotosus torobo Kutubu tandan Oceania 20 TL 1985
Paraplotosus albilabris Whitelipped eel catfish Indo-West Pacific 134 TL 1840
Paraplotosus butleri Indo-West Pacific 32.5 SL 1998
Paraplotosus muelleri Kimberley catfish Indo-West Pacific 26.8 SL 1879
Plotosus abbreviatus Western Pacific. 1895
Plotosus canius Gray eel-catfish Indo-West Pacific 150 TL 1822
Plotosus fisadoha Western Indian Ocean 2002
Plotosus japonicus Northwest Pacific 18.3 SL 2008
Plotosus limbatus Darkfin eel catfish Western Indian Ocean 50 TL 1840
Plotosus lineatus Striped eel catfish Indo-Pacific 32 TL 1787
Plotosus nhatrangensis Western Pacific 24.3 TL 2008
Plotosus nkunga Stinging eel catfish Western Indian Ocean 51 SL 1982
Plotosus papuensis Papuan eel-catfish Asia and Oceania 55 TL 1910
Porochilus argenteus Oceania 35 TL 1896
Porochilus meraukensis Merauke tandan Asia and Oceania 24 TL 1913
Porochilus obbesi Obbes' catfish Asia and Oceania 12 TL 1913
Porochilus rendahli Rendahl's catfish Oceania 20 SL 1928
Tandanus bellingerensis Oceania 45.2 SL 2017
Tandanus bostocki Freshwater cobbler Oceania 50 TL 1944
Tandanus tandanus Freshwater catfish Oceania 90 TL 1838
Tandanus tropicanus Oceania 39.5 SL 2014



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