Plotosus nkunga   Gomon & Taylor,  1982 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Plotosidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E

Description
Color: Preserved specimens brown or grey above, lighter brown or whitish below; 2 faint, longitudinal stripes sometimes present on body but not extending onto head.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Stinging Eel Catfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Fisheries; gamefish
Venomous)

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Prey:  Benthic invertebrates

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh, Off Visakhapatnam (Lat: 17.73) (Long: 83.55) INDIA (Record: 04/1989-03/1990) (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Sujatha, K (1995) Finfish constituents of trawl by-catch off Visakhapatnam Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 32(1) 56-60 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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