Classification / Names
Common names from other countries
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3478); common length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3478)
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243)
Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred ?
Indo-West Pacific: west and south coasts of India and off Sri Lanka eastward along the coasts of Bangladesh and Myanmar, through the Indo-Australian Archipelago and the Philippines as far as Papua New Guinea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
A plain dusky-brown species with a black dorsal fin tip. Shows banded pattern at night. Distinguished from adult Plotosus lineatus by its long barbels on the nostrils that can reach pass the eyes.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index
PD50 = 0.5020 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
3.9 ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Very high vulnerability (76 of 100)