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Neosilurus hyrtlii  Steindachner, 1867

Hyrtl's catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)
Etymology: Neosilurus: Greek, neos = new + Greek, silouros = cat fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Steindachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.8 - 8.0; dH range: ? - 30; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?

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Oceania: endemic to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in clear, flowing streams, turbid rivers, lakes and stagnant pools. Also inhabits billabongs (Ref. 44894). Shoal forming species (Ref. 44894). Feeds on insects, crayfish, prawns, mollusks, worms and crustaceans (Ref. 44894). In northern populations, breeding occurs at the beginning of the wet season (January to March) in shallow sandy areas in the upper reaches of streams. The spawning habits of interior populations are unknown. Further research on the many geographic populations is required as there is a strong possibility that Hyrtl's Tandan may actually represent more than one species (Ref. 44894).

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Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00254 - 0.00991), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.44 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .