Nine families occur only on Aboriginal sites (Table 1, Figure 3) including Latridae, Cheilodactylidae, Plotosidae and Moridae mentioned in the 1880 FIC as good eating but as not commercially important.
Balistidae Triggerfishes Cheilodactylidae Morwongs -- * * -- Diodontidae Porcupine fishes Kyphosidae Drummers -- -- * Latridae Trumpeters -- * -- -- Moridae Morid Cods -- -- -- -- Odacidae Weed Whitings -- -- * -- Plotosidae Eeltail Catfishes -- * -- -- Scorpaenidae Scorpionsihes Family/Class WL/MB4/CC BR/CS SL/CY RNP/KP A.
For his part, Mohammad Sarji, the head of the Professional Divers Association, said that the scientific name for this particular catfish is the Plotosus lineatus, from the Plotosidae
family of the species.
Osteology and myology of the cephalic region and pectoral girdle of Plotosus lineatus, with comments on Plotosidae
(Teleostei: Siluriformes) autapomorphies.
Primarily a freshwater group, a few species in the families Plotosidae (10 genera, 35 species) and Ariidae (26 genera, 133 species) are estuarine and/or marine (Arretia et al.
Dendritic organs: Highly vascularized dendritic organs, thought to be salt-secreting organs (Pucke & Umminger 1979), are present and equally developed in adults and juveniles of both sexes in Plotosus and other marine genera in Plotosidae (Cnidoglanis, Euristhmus, Paraplotosus) (Lanzing 1967).