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Plotosus limbatus


Plotosus limbatus was originally described as Plotosus limbatus by Valenciennes in 1840. It belongs to the family Plotosidae. It is commonly known as Darkfin eel catfish but has many other common names such as Indian ee-catfish in USA, Eel-barbel in South Africa, Darkfin eel catfish in India, Balibot aile noire in France, Koonbile in Somalia. more common names It is found in Fresh, Brackish and Salt water.
Species   limbatus
AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
AuthorNI   Valenciennes
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1840
Status   Valid
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   limbatus
Original Combination   Plotosus limbatus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Plotosus limbatus
OriginalSubGenus   Plotosus
Original Author   Valenciennes
Original AuthorWI   Valenciennes [A.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1840
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Malabar, India.
Types   Paralectotypes: MNHN A-8922 (2), A-9547 (1), 1580 (2), B-2780 (2).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:20 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155].
Primary Code   Lectotype
Primary Type   MNHN A-9546
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 15
Page   422

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Plotosus limbatus
Current Species limbatus
Current Genus Plotosus
Current AuthorWI Valenciennes [A.]
Current AuthorNI Valenciennes
Current Year 1840
Current Family Plotosidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat freshwater, brackish, marine.        
Water Fresh, Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Occurs in estuaries and along open coasts. Juveniles form dense aggregations.

Current Summary   Valid as Plotosus limbatus  Valenciennes 1840. Plotosidae.
Name History   •Valid as Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes 1840 -- (Gomon & Taylor 1982:7 [ref. 8475], Taylor & Gomon 1986:160 [ref. 6196], Burgess 1989:180 [ref. 12860], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:714 [ref. 20764], Randall 1995:76 [ref. 22896], Ng & Sparks 2002:564 [ref. 26377], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S97 [ref. 27377], Jayaram 2006:322 [ref. 28762], Ferraris 2007:350 [ref. 29155], Yoshino & Kishimoto 2008:7 [ref. 29565], Psomadakis et al. 2015:168 [ref. 34104]).

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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)Synonym
arab Plotosus arab Bleeker [P.] 1862Synonym
argenteus Plotosus argenteus Zietz [A. H. C.] 1896Synonym
borealis Plotosus borealis Gratzianov [V. I.] 1907Uncertain
brevibarbus Plotosus brevibarbus Bessednov [L. N.] 1967Synonym
caesius Plotosus caesius Cuvier [G.] 1829Synonym
caesius Plotosus caesius Hyrtl [C. J.] 1859Synonym
caninus Plotosus caninus Hamilton [F.] 1822Synonym
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.] 1878Synonym
fisadoha Plotosus fisadoha Ng [H. H.] & Sparks [J. S.] 2002Valid
flavolineatus Plotosus flavolineatus Whitley [G. P.] 1941Synonym
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.] 1889In family
limbatus Plotosus limbatus Richardson [J.] 1846In family
lineatus Plotosus lineatus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840Synonym
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