( ploh TOE sid dee )
Not a well known catfish family as the majority reside
in Australia and New Guinea.
Common name for the 30 or so species in this family
are the "eel-tailed catfishes" due to the
continuation of the caudal and anal fin around the body.
The most common species is the marine or "coral
cat", Plotosus lineatus, but the vast majority
are endemic to freshwater.