Very aggressive towards other
fishes, particularly in captivity. Habitat:
Usually found in larger, more permanent waterholes
with an earth and clay substrate. Significant flow
occurs only after severe rainfall events, water is
typically very turbid. Colouration:
Grey to yellowish brown with darker speckling on sides,
belly whitish or pale yellow, fins grey to yellowish.Reproduction: Has the largest
egg size (3-4 mm) and lowest fecundity (about 1000
eggs per spawning) per unit length of any plotosid
catfish in Australia. Diet: Feeds
on gastropods and crustaceans. Remarks:
When first discovered in the Cooper Creek system it
was given the common name of Neosiluroides
Cooper Creek catfish, Cooper
Creek Tandan, Neosiluroides sp. B.
Endemic to Australia. Cooper Creek system, part of
the Lake Eyre drainage basin.
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Freshwater Fishes of Australia. TFH Publications,
Inc. 1989. 240 p. Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen,
2002. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia.
Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia.
394 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version.