Meredith Gallanty (1) Caity
Can be seperated from the Neosilurus genus
by the eye being closer to the mouth, steeper head
up to the insertion of the dorsal fin and the innner
side of the pectoral spine being serrated.
Habitat: Occurs in billabongs and streams
in slow to fast-flowing water that is clear to turbid
with rock, gravel or sand bottoms. Aquarium
Care: Seem to like the company of their own
species. They also like plants to hide in, water sprite
and pogo seem to be well appreciated. In rocky
tanks they often bash their noses when they get stressed
and dart about. Diet: Feeds partly
on mollusks. Etymology: In honour
of Hialmar Rendahl (1891-1969), zoologist and artist,
who described this catfish in 1922 as Copidoglanis
obscurus, preoccupied by C. obscurus
Günther 1864 (=Plotosus limbatus).
Northern Australia. Western Australia in the Fitzroy
and Ord river sytems. Arnhem land in the Northern
Territory between the East Aliligator and Roger Rivers.
Jardine River near the tip of Cape York Peninsula.
Allen, G.R. Dr.;
Freshwater Fishes of Australia. TFH Publications,
Inc. 1989. 240 p. Dave
Wilson @ aquagreen.com Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2008. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, version (11/2008).