Family Plotosidae - Eeltail catfishes
  Order
:
Plotosidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 10 | Species : 42 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
some
  First Fossil Record
:
     
  Remark
:
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
:
Greek, plotos = to float ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
guarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Siluriphysae | Siluriformes | Siluroidei | | Plotosidae

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[ e.g. 9948]
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


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

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus lineatus Thunberg, 1787
synonymseniororiginal
Silurus arab Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus anguillaris (Bloch, 1794)
synonymjuniornew
! Plotossus anguillaris (Bloch, 1794)
synonymjuniornew
Plotosus thunbergianus Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus marginatus Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotoseus ikapor Lesson, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
! Plotosus ikapor Lesson, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus vittatus Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus castaneus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus lineatus Valenciennes, 1840
ambiguousotheroriginal
Plotosus castaneoides Bleeker, 1851
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus arab Bleeker, 1862
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus brevibarbus Bessednov, 1967
synonymjuniororiginal
Arius thalassinus (non Rüppell, 1837)
misappliedmisappliednew
Plotosus limbatus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Plotosus canius Hamilton, 1822
acceptedseniororiginal
! Plotossus canius Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
! Plutosus canius Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal
Plotosus unicolor Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus horridus Bleeker, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus viviparus Bleeker, 1846
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes, 1840
acceptedseniororiginal
Plotosus nigricans Valenciennes, 1840
ambiguousotheroriginal
Copidoglanis obscurus Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Tandanus obscurus (Günther, 1864)
synonymjuniornew
Plotosus anguillaris (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliednew
Cnidoglanis nudiceps (non Günther, 1880)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Plotosus abbreviatus Boulenger, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal
Plotosus papuensis Weber, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal
Plotosus nkunga Gomon & Taylor, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal
Plotosus anguillaris (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliednew
Plotosus limbatus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Plotosus fisadoha Ng & Sparks, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal
Plotosus japonicus Yoshino & Kishimoto, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Plotosus anguillaris (non Bloch, 1794)
misappliedmisappliednew
Plotosus lineatus (non Valenciennes, 1840)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Plotosus nhatrangensis Prokofiev, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Tandanus tandanus (Mitchell, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus tandanus Mitchell, 1838
synonymseniororiginal
Tandanus bostocki Whitley, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal
Plotosus bostocki (Whitley, 1944)
synonymseniornew
Plotosus unicolor Castelnau, 1873
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Tandanus tropicanus Welsh, Jerry & Burrows, 2014
acceptedseniororiginal
Tandanus bellingerensis Welsh, Jerry, Burrows & Rourke, 2017
acceptedseniororiginal
Paraplotosus albilabris (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus albilabris Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
! Paraplotosus albilabrus (Valenciennes, 1840)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cnidoglanis muelleri (non Klunzinger, 1879)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Paraplotosus muelleri (Klunzinger, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
Cnidoglanis muelleri Klunzinger, 1879
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Paraplotosus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Plotosus macrocephalus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
Plotosus megastomus Richardson, 1845
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cnidoglanis bostockii Castelnau, 1873
synonymjuniororiginal
Neoplotosus waterhousii Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus hyrtlii Steindachner, 1867
acceptedseniororiginal
Silurichthys australis Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus australis Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal
Eumeda elongata Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus robustus Ogilby, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus glencoensis (Rendahl, 1922)
synonymjuniornew
Neosilurus mortoni Whitley, 1941
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus brevidorsalis (Günther, 1867)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Tandanus brevidorsalis (Günther, 1867)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus bartoni Regan, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus ater (Perugia, 1894)
acceptedseniornew
Lambertia atra Perugia, 1894
synonymseniororiginal
Tandanus ater (Perugis, 1894)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Neosilurus equinus (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Tandanus equinus (Weber, 1913)
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus gjellerupi (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus coatesi (non Allen, 1985)
misappliedmisappliednew
Neosilurus idenburgi (Nichols, 1940)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Tandanus idenburgi (Nichols, 1940)
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus coatesi (Allen, 1985)
acceptedseniornew
Tandanus coatesi Allen, 1985
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Neosilurus gloveri Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Neosilurus sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Neosilurus mollespiculum Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Neosilurus sp. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
Neosilurus pseudospinosus Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Neosilurus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Neosilurus sp. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
Euristhmus lepturus (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Cnidoglanis lepturus Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
! Eurithmus lepturus (Günther, 1864)
synonymseniornew
Plotosus elongatus Castelnau, 1878
synonymjuniororiginal
Euristhmus microceps (Richardson, 1845)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus microceps Richardson, 1845
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Euristhmus nudiceps (Günther, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Cnidoglanis nudiceps Günther, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
Euristhmus microphthalmus Murdy & Ferraris, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Euristhmus sandrae Murdy & Ferraris, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Oloplotosus mariae Weber, 1913
acceptedseniororiginal
Oloplotosus luteus Gomon & Roberts, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal
Oloplotosus torobo Allen, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
! Oloplotosus toboro Allen, 1985
synonymseniororiginal
Porochilus obbesi Weber, 1913
acceptedseniororiginal
Porochilus argenteus (Zietz, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Plotosus argenteus Zietz, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Neosilurus argenteus (Zietz, 1896)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Porochilus rendahli (Whitley, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
Copidoglanis rendahli Whitley, 1928
synonymseniororiginal
Neosilurus rendahli (Whitley, 1928)
synonymseniornew
Copidoglanis obscurus Rendahl, 1922
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Anodontiglanis dahli Rendahl, 1922
acceptedseniororiginal
Neosiluroides cooperensis Allen & Feinberg, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal
Neosilurus sp. B Not applicable
synonymotherother
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