A rarely imported Plotosus which is found
in turbid rivers and swampy lagoons and backwaters.
Description: Dorsal spines (total):
1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal soft rays. Colouration:
Two white lines on body. Remarks:
As with most of this genera they are highly venomous
with the serrate spine of the first dorsal and each
of the pectoral fins being somewhat dangerous. Although
the total length of this catfish is stated as 55cm
the local fishermen in the location areas state that
they may reach 100cm TL.
Asia and Oceania:
Southern Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), New Guinea.
Type locality: Lorentz-Fluss, New
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa