Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Plotosidae
Etymology: Plotosus: Greek, plotos = swimming (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83561)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 58. This species is distinct with the following characters: nasal barbels not reaching beyond the eye; outer row on first arch with 28 rakers (22 on the lower part of this arch); A + C = 170 rays; vertebrae 58; flattened snout and the head outline gradually raising from eyes to the occiput, without longitudinal light bands on the body (Ref. 83561).
Caught by shrimp trawl at depths up to 100 m over soft grounds (Ref. 83561).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M., 2008. A new species of eel catfishes of the genus Plotosus [from] Nha Trang Bay (South China Sea, central Vietnam) (Siluriformes: Plotosidae). J. Ichthyol. 48(8):671-675. (Ref. 83561)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00197 - 0.01058), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .