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Neosilurus ater  (Perugia, 1894)

Narrowfront tandan
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Australia country information

Common names: Black catfish, Butter jew, Jungkali
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Carson River, W.A. to Starcke River, Qld. (Ref. 7300). Known from Mulgrave and South Johnstone rivers, Wet Tropics, Northern Queensland (Ref. 40054). Known from Burdekin River (Ref. 40171). Also recorded from Roper River, Groote Eylandt (Northern Territory) and in the Palmer, Edward, Wenlock, Jardine, Pascoe, Mclvor, Normanby, Annan and Ross rivers of northern Queensland (Ref. 44894). Also Ref. 84364.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
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

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 47.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259); max. published weight: 2.0 kg (Ref. 42516)

Environment

Freshwater; demersal

Climate / Range

Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060); 3°S - 19°S

Distribution

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

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 89 - 105

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rivers and smaller streams, usually where currents are relatively swift (Ref. 5259). Also lives in still or gently flowing water of pools and side channels. A solitary species (Ref. 44894). Feed on mollusks, insects, prawns (Ref. 5259, 44894) crustaceans and worms (Ref. 44894). Spawning period coincides with the rise of the monsoonal floods (Ref. 38147, 44894). Adults migrate upstream into shallow riffle zones where they spawn in pairs. The demersal eggs lodge in crevices on the bottom and hatch 2-3 days later (Ref. 44894).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Aquaculture: experimental; aquarium: commercial

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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)
3.4   ±0.44 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown