Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Plotosidae
Etymology: Tandanus: A local name, tandan, in Australia. More on author: Whitley.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; ? - 25°C (Ref. 13614)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6398); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)
Oceania: endemic to Australia.
Lives in slow-flowing streams, ponds and reservoirs. Occurs in isolated pools in riverbeds and some freshwater lakes, swimming close to rocky, gravelly or sandy bottoms. Underwater cavities in river banks and root mounds of sedge tussocks may be utilized for shelter. Tolerant of brackish conditions (Ref. 44894). Benthic (Ref. 75154).
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .