Animal Species:Black Catfish, Neosilurus ater (Perugia, 1894)

Standard Common Name

Black Catfish

Alternative Name/s

Butter Jew, Narrow-fronted Catfish, Narrow-fronted Tandan

Distribution

The Black Catfish occurs in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Neosilurus ater

Classification

Species:
ater
Genus:
Neosilurus
Family:
Plotosidae
Order:
Siluriformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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