Plotosidae

Plotosidae

[plə′täs·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of Indo-Pacific salt-water catfishes (Siluriformes).
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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.
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).