Marine Catfishes, Families Plotosidae and Ariidae: Four and
twenty one Indonesian species respectively
Shy to but one species, marine catfishes are seldom seen except
fleetingly, generally during the night, and individually... with one
exception. The group feeding, touring Plotosus lineatus.
|Euristhmus lepturus (Gunther 1864), the
Long-tailed Catfish. Indo-West Pacific. Northern Australia, New
Guinea. To eighteen inches in length. This one in the Singapore
Aquarium's exhibit of Dangerous/Venomous Fishes.
|Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg
1787), the Striped Eel Catfish. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea to
Micronesia. Only tropical reef catfish species. To a foot in
length. Dangerously venomous. A batch of schooling juveniles and a