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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Plotosidae Eeltail catfishes

Genus: Plotosus

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Western Pacific.

 
Plotosus abbreviatus
[]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Plotosus canius Hamilton, 1822

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Plotosus canius
[Gray eel-catfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Plotosus fisadoha
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL

 
Plotosus japonicus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plotosus limbatus
[Darkfin eel catfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plotosus lineatus
[Striped eel catfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 24.3 cm TL

 
Plotosus nhatrangensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Plotosus nkunga Gomon & Taylor, 1982

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Plotosus nkunga
[Stinging eel catfish]

Photo by Burke, S.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Plotosus papuensis Weber, 1910

Photo by Burke, S.
 
Plotosus papuensis
[Papuan eel-catfish]
9 Species of Family Plotosidae with Genus Plotosus
(Eeltail catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1895 Plotosus abbreviatus Western Pacific.
1822 Plotosus canius Gray eel-catfish Indo-West Pacific 150 TL
2002 Plotosus fisadoha Western Indian Ocean
2008 Plotosus japonicus Northwest Pacific 18.3 SL
1840 Plotosus limbatus Darkfin eel catfish Western Indian Ocean 41 SL
1787 Plotosus lineatus Striped eel catfish Indo-Pacific 32 TL
2008 Plotosus nhatrangensis Western Pacific 24.3 TL
1982 Plotosus nkunga Stinging eel catfish Western Indian Ocean 51 SL
1910 Plotosus papuensis Papuan eel-catfish Asia and Oceania 55 TL



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