Family Plotosidae - Eeltail catfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 10 | Species : 40 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Indo-West Pacific (Japan to Australia and Fiji). Eel-like body. Pointed or bluntly-rounded tail. Barbels usually 4 pairs. Adipose fin absent. Caudodorsal fin rays may be far advanced along dorsal. Lower procurrent caudal rays confluent with long anal fin. Branchiostegal 7-14 rays. Some can cause painful injury. Most are freshwater species = ISSCAAP 13; few are marine = ISSCAAP 39. They are bottom feeders and use the barbels around their mouth to detect food.
  Etymology
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Greek, plotos = to float ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | Otophysa | Characiphysae | Siluriformes | Siluroidei | Plotosidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Plotosidae as currently in FishBase

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Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus lineatus Thunberg, 1787
synonymseniororiginal1
Silurus arab Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus anguillaris (Bloch, 1794)
synonymjuniornew
Plotosus thunbergianus Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus marginatus Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotoseus ikapor Lesson, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Plotosus ikapor Lesson, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus vittatus Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus castaneus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus lineatus Valenciennes, 1840
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Plotosus castaneoides Bleeker, 1851
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus arab Bleeker, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus brevibarbus Bessednov, 1967
synonymjuniororiginal1
Arius thalassinus (non Rüppell, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plotosus limbatus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plotosus canius Hamilton, 1822
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Plotossus canius Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
! Plutosus canius Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
Plotosus unicolor Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus horridus Bleeker, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Plotosus viviparus Bleeker, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal2
Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes, 1840
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plotosus nigricans Valenciennes, 1840
ambiguousotheroriginal2
Copidoglanis obscurus Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal1
Tandanus obscurus (Günther, 1864)
synonymjuniornew
Plotosus anguillaris (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Cnidoglanis nudiceps (non Günther, 1880)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plotosus abbreviatus Boulenger, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plotosus papuensis Weber, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plotosus nkunga Gomon & Taylor, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plotosus anguillaris (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plotosus limbatus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plotosus fisadoha Ng & Sparks, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plotosus japonicus Yoshino & Kishimoto, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plotosus anguillaris (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plotosus lineatus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Plotosus nhatrangensis Prokofiev, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Tandanus tandanus (Mitchell, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus tandanus Mitchell, 1838
synonymseniororiginal1
Tandanus bostocki Whitley, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal1
Plotosus bostocki (Whitley, 1944)
synonymseniornew
Plotosus unicolor Castelnau, 1873
ambiguoushomonymoriginal1
Paraplotosus albilabris (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus albilabris Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal1
! Paraplotosus albilabrus (Valenciennes, 1840)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cnidoglanis muelleri (non Klunzinger, 1880)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Paraplotosus muelleri (Klunzinger, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Cnidoglanis muelleri Klunzinger, 1879
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paraplotosus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus macrocephalus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal1
Plotosus megastomus Richardson, 1845
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cnidoglanis bostockii Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neoplotosus waterhousii Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus hyrtlii Steindachner, 1867
acceptedseniororiginal1
Silurichthys australis Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus australis Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal1
Eumeda elongata Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus robustus Ogilby, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus glencoensis (Rendahl, 1922)
synonymjuniornew
Neosilurus mortoni Whitley, 1941
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus brevidorsalis (Günther, 1867)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Tandanus brevidorsalis (Günther, 1867)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus bartoni Regan, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus ater (Perugia, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Lambertia atra Perugia, 1894
synonymseniororiginal1
Tandanus ater (Perugis, 1894)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Neosilurus equinus (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Tandanus equinus (Weber, 1913)
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus gjellerupi (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus coatesi (non Allen, 1985)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Neosilurus idenburgi (Nichols, 1940)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Tandanus idenburgi (Nichols, 1940)
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus coatesi (Allen, 1985)
acceptedseniornew
Tandanus coatesi Allen, 1985
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus gloveri Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neosilurus sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Neosilurus mollespiculum Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neosilurus sp. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
Neosilurus pseudospinosus Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neosilurus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Neosilurus sp. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
Euristhmus lepturus (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Cnidoglanis lepturus Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
! Eurithmus lepturus (Günther, 1864)
synonymseniornew
Plotosus elongatus Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal1
Euristhmus microceps (Richardson, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus microceps Richardson, 1845
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Euristhmus nudiceps (Günther, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Cnidoglanis nudiceps Günther, 1880
synonymseniororiginal1
Euristhmus microphthalmus Murdy & Ferraris, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal1
Euristhmus sandrae Murdy & Ferraris, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal1
Oloplotosus mariae Weber, 1913
acceptedseniororiginal1
Oloplotosus luteus Gomon & Roberts, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Oloplotosus torobo Allen, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Oloplotosus toboro Allen, 1985
synonymseniororiginal
Porochilus obbesi Weber, 1913
acceptedseniororiginal1
Porochilus argenteus (Zietz, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus argenteus Zietz, 1896
synonymseniororiginal1
Neosilurus argenteus (Zietz, 1896)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Porochilus rendahli (Whitley, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
Copidoglanis rendahli Whitley, 1928
synonymseniororiginal1
Neosilurus rendahli (Whitley, 1928)
synonymseniornew
Copidoglanis obscurus Rendahl, 1922
ambiguoushomonymoriginal1
Anodontiglanis dahli Rendahl, 1922
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neosiluroides cooperensis Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neosilurus sp. B Not applicable
synonymotherother
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