A shoal of striped catfish

Eeltail catfish

Eeltail catfish can be found in both marine and freshwater. The freshwater species have evolved from marine ones that have colonised rivers. These catfish are common in the rivers of Papua New Guinea, but are also found in Australia, the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Scientific name: Plotosidae

Rank: Family

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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web

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