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Neosilurus brevidorsalis  (Günther, 1867)

Shortfin tandan
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Australia country information

Common names: Shortfin catfish, Short-finned catfish, Short-finned tandan
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Cape York, Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld. (Ref. 7300, 44894). Recorded from tributaries of the Jardine river and in McDonnell Creek (Jackson River system) (Ref. 44894). Also Ref. 4537.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Allen, G.R., 1989
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Common names from other countries

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259); common length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 12 - ? cm

Environment

Freshwater; demersal

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 1°S - 12°S

Distribution

Asia and Oceania: northern Australia and central-southern New Guinea.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 56 - 93

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lakes, swamps and rivers, including turbid backwaters and clear, flowing tributaries (Ref. 2847). Inhabits bottom of warm, clear, flowing streams; also lives in billabongs and flooded lagoons (Ref. 44894). Feeds on insects, prawns, mollusks and small crayfish (Ref. 5259, 44894). Reaches sexual maturity at about 12 centimeters (Ref. 44894).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

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Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5005 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown