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Plotosus canius

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Plotosus canius was originally described as Plotosus canius by Hamilton in 1822. It belongs to the family Plotosidae. It is commonly known as Gray eel-catfish but has many other common names such as in Australia as Eel catfish , in USA (contiguous states) as Gray eel-catfish, in Papua New Guinea as Grey catfish-eel, in India as Canine catfish-eel, in Bangladesh as Gang magur. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Indo-West Pacific: west coast of India, Bangladesh and east to Philippines and New Guinea, south to northern Australia.
Species   canius
AuthorWI   Hamilton [F.]
AuthorNI   Hamilton
Qualification   ---
Year   1822
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Plotosidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Plotosus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Plotosidae
Genus   Plotosus
Original Name   Plotosus        
Taxon Name   canius
Original Combination   Plotosus canius
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Plotosus canius
OriginalSubGenus   Plotosus
Original Author   Hamilton
Original AuthorWI   Hamilton [F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1822
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Southern Bengal, India.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Journal   Fishes Ganges
Page   142, 374
Illustrations   Pl. 15 (fig. 44)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Plotosus ---
Current Genus   Plotosus
Current AuthorWI   Hyrtl [C. J.]
Current AuthorNI   Hyrtl
Current Year   1822
Current Family   Plotosidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes   Found mostly in estuaries and lagoons, and sometimes up rivers in nearly fresh waters. Juveniles may occur in dense aggregations (Ref. 9801). Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks and fishes. Marketed mostly fresh. Spines associated with anterior fins have poten
   
Distribution   Indo-West Pacific: west coast of India, Bangladesh and east to Philippines and New Guinea, south to northern Australia.

Current Summary   Valid as Plotosus canius  Hamilton 1822. Plotosidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Plotosus canius  Hamilton 1822 -- (Gomon & Taylor 1982:2 [ref. 8475], Paxton et al. 1989:225 [ref. 12442], Burgess 1989:180 [ref. 12860], Ataur Rahman 1989:173 [ref. 24860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:713 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:82 [ref. 23448], Kottelat & Lim 1995:243 [ref. 23210], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:164 [ref. 27969] with author as Hamilton-Buchanan, Rainboth 1996:169 [ref. 22772], Ferraris 1999:1883 [ref. 24731], Tan & Ng 1999:297 [ref. 24254], Ferraris in Randall & Lim 2000:589 [ref. 25122], Kottelat 2001:143 [ref. 25780], Hutchins 2001:21 [ref. 25847], Ng & Sparks 2002:564 [ref. 26377], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S97 [ref. 27377], Khan 2003:8 [ref. 27710], Ataur Rahman 2003:192 [ref. 31338], Jayaram 2006:321 [ref. 28762], Hoese & Gates 2006:363 [ref. 28997], Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155], Yoshino & Kishimoto 2008:7 [ref. 29565], Prokofiev 2008:671 [ref. 29826], Kimura in Yoshino & Kimura 2009:32 [ref. 30443], Larson et al. 2013:43 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:241 [ref. 32989]).

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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
argenteus Plotosus argenteus Zietz [A. H. C.] 1896Synonym
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
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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