Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Plotosidae
Etymology: Neosilurus: Greek, neos = new + Greek, silouros = cat fish (Ref. 45335); gloveri: Named after John Glover.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 16°C - 40°C (Ref. 57451)
Oceania: known only from the Main Spring at Dalhousie Springs, South Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 4.4 cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Inhabits the bottom of warm, artesian, spring-fed pools and their outlet streams. Tolerates salinity to 10 p.p.t. and temperatures between 16° and 44°C, but usually remains in water between 30° and 38°C. Fish active at night. Stomach contents consist of hydrobiid snails, conchostracans, hard parts of unidentified insects or caddisfly larval cases (Ref. 27663, 44894), microcrustaceans, fishes (hardyheads) and some plant material. The smallest member of the family; females become sexually mature at length of only 5.2 centimeters (Ref. 44894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.N. Feinberg, 1998. Descriptions of a new genus and four new species of freshwater catfishes (Plotosidae) from Australia. aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 3(1):9-18. (Ref. 27663)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.53 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .