Mogurnda and the atherinid genus Craterocephalus, which frequently co-occur elsewhere, are conspicuously missing from the Birds Head fish community, which is otherwise comprised of typical New Guinean components such as Neosilurus Stein-dachner, 1867 (Plotosidae), Melanotaenia Gill, 1862 (Melanotaeniidae), Pseudomugil Kner, 1866 (Pseudomugilidae), Hephaestus De Vis 1884 (Terapontidae), Glossogobius Gill 1859 (Gobiidae), and Oxyeleotris Bleeker 1874 (Eleotridae).
Four other species were present in the lake, which are provisionally identified as Neosilurus brevidorsalis (Gunther 1867) (Plotosidae) , Craterocephalus sp.
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.
The least dominant families were Scatophagidae (0.84%), Pangasiidae (0.84%), Plotosidae
(0.84%) and Osphronemidae (0.42%).
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.
High levels of genetic subdivision of marine and estuarine populations of the estuarine catfish Cnidoglanis macrocephalus (Plotosidae
) in southwestern Australia.
Osteology and myology of the cephalic region and pectoral girdle of Plotosus lineatus, with comments on Plotosidae
(Teleostei: Siluriformes) autapomorphies.
: Cnidoglanis macrocephalus USNM 219580, 2 (alc).
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.
In the Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea, Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787) and the newly described (the seventh known species) Plotosus japonicus Yoshino and Kishimoto 2008 (Plotosidae), recently separated from P.
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).