IA.7278: Holotype Lambertichthys ater sepikensis Whitley, 1956 (dorsal view) Click to enlarge image
Holotype Black Catfish, Neosilurus ater (Perugia, 1894) Image: Mark Allen
© Australian Museum

Fast Facts

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

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.

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.