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Plotosus japonicus  Yoshino & Kishimoto, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)
Etymology: Plotosus: Greek, plotos = swimming (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75200)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: 2-3 pale stripes on body, of which 2 extend onto head, a pair of dermal fold fringing base of dendritic organ; nasal and maxillary barbels reach well beyond posterior border of orbit; origin of dorsal procurrent caudal-fin posterior to vertical thorough middle base of pelvic fins, and slightly anterior to vertical through origin of anal fin; 21-26 (usually 23-25) gill rakers; 142-174 (usually 146-174) total rays in confluent median fins; 48-52 (usually 49-51) vertebrae excluding anterior complex vertebra (Ref. 75200).

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Northwest Pacific: Japan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Yoshino, T. and H. Kishimoto, 2008. Plotosus japonicus, a new eeltail catfish (Siluriformes: Pltosidae) from Japan. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. Suppl. 2:1-11. (Ref. 75200)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00177 - 0.01127), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .