Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg 1787),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 57

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Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg 1787)


Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg 1787)  — Striped catfish, striped eel catfish ( Fig. 15View FIGURE 15)

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on specimens photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 10 May 2009.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa and Algoa Bay ( South Africa) east to Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Korea, southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia at 32°S and Lord Howe Island. Found in coral reefs; also in estuaries, tidal pools and on open coasts, 1– 60 m depth. Transitional water and marine.