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Porochilus argenteus  (Zietz, 1896)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)
Etymology: Porochilus: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, cheilos =lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.5 - 8.2; dH range: 20 - 40.   Tropical; 5°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?

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Oceania: endemic to Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in slow-flowing streams over sand or rock bottoms (Ref. 5259).

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Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous




Human uses

Gamefish: yes
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