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Plotosus argenteus


Plotosus argenteus was originally described as Plotosus argenteus by Zietz in 1896. It belongs to the family Plotosidae. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Australia.
Species   argenteus
AuthorWI   Zietz [A. H. C.]
AuthorNI   Zietz
Qualification   ---
Year   1896
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Plotosidae
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Genus   Plotosus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Plotosidae
Genus   Plotosus
Original Name   Plotosus        
Taxon Name   argenteus
Original Combination   Plotosus argenteus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Plotosus argenteus
OriginalSubGenus   Plotosus
Original Author   Zietz
Original AuthorWI   Zietz [A. H. C.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1896
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Cooper Creek, near Innamincka, South Australia.
Types   Paralectotypes: BMNH 1897.1.20.46 (1) central Australia.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Glover 1976:170 [ref. 19449], Ferraris 2007:345 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Lectotype
Primary Type   SAMA F1090
Journal   Horn Exped.
Page   410
Illustrations   Pl. 16 (fig. 7)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Porochilus argenteus
Current Species   argenteus
Current Genus   Porochilus
Current AuthorWI   Zietz [A. H. C.]
Current AuthorNI   Zietz
Current Year   1896
Current Family   Plotosidae
Current Subfamily  
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Water   Fresh water
Distribution   Australia.

Current Summary   Synonym of Porochilus argenteus  (Zietz 1896). Plotosidae.
Name History   • Valid as Neosilurus argenteus  (Zietz 1896) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:224 [ref. 12442], Larson & Martin 1990:15 [ref. 16606], Pollard et al. in McDowall 1996:112 [ref. 22909], Unmack 2001:1061 [ref. 25797], Hammer & Walker 2004:88 [ref. 28129]). • Mentioned -- (Ferraris 2007:345 [ref. 29155]). • Valid as Porochilus argenteus  (Zietz 1896) -- (Burgess 1989:180 [ref. 12860], Unmack 2001:57 [ref. 25370], Allen et al. 2002:84 [ref. 25930], Hoese & Gates 2006:364 [ref. 28997], Hammer et al. 2012:63 [ref. 32389], Larson et al. 2013:43 [ref. 32988]).

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abbreviatus Plotosus abbreviatus Boulenger [G. A.] 1895Valid
albilabris Plotosus albilabris Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
anguillaris Plotosus anguillaris (Bloch [M. E.] 1794)Synonym
arab Plotosus arab (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Not available
arab Plotosus arab Bleeker [P.] 1862Synonym
borealis Plotosus borealis Gratzianov [V. I.] 1907Action
brevibarbus Plotosus brevibarbus Bessednov [L. N.] 1967Synonym
caesius Plotosus caesius Hyrtl [C. J.] 1859Synonym
caesius Plotosus caesius Cuvier [G.] 1829Synonym
caninus Plotosus caninus Hamilton [F.] 1822Spelling
canius Plotosus canius Hamilton [F.] 1822Valid
castaneoides Plotosus castaneoides Bleeker [P.] 1851Synonym
castaneus Plotosus castaneus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
elongatus Plotosus elongatus Castelnau [F. L. de] 1878Synonym
fisadoha Plotosus fisadoha Ng [H. H.] & Sparks [J. S.] 2002Valid
flavolineatus Plotosus flavolineatus Whitley [G. P.] 1941Not available
hamiltonii Plotosus (Clarias) hamiltonii Swainson [W.] 1839Synonym
hamiltonii Plotosus hamiltonii Swainson [W.] 1839Synonym
horridus Plotosus horridus Bleeker [P.] 1846Synonym
ikapor Plotosus ikapor (Lesson [R. P.] 1831)Synonym
japonicus Plotosus japonicus Yoshino [T.] & Kishimoto [H.] 2008Valid
laticeps Plotosus laticeps Saville-Kent [W.] 1889Not available
limbatus Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Valid
limbatus Plotosus limbatus Richardson [J.] 1846Not available
lineatus Plotosus lineatus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
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