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Neosilurus gloveri  Allen & Feinberg, 1998

Dalhousie 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);  gloveri: Named after John Glover.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate; 16°C - 40°C (Ref. 57451)

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Oceania: known only from the Main Spring at Dalhousie Springs, South Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 4.4 cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits the bottom of warm, artesian, spring-fed pools and their outlet streams. Tolerates salinity to 10 p.p.t. and temperatures between 16° and 44°C, but usually remains in water between 30° and 38°C. Fish active at night. Stomach contents consist of hydrobiid snails, conchostracans, hard parts of unidentified insects or caddisfly larval cases (Ref. 27663, 44894), microcrustaceans, fishes (hardyheads) and some plant material. The smallest member of the family; females become sexually mature at length of only 5.2 centimeters (Ref. 44894).

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Allen, G.R. and M.N. Feinberg, 1998. Descriptions of a new genus and four new species of freshwater catfishes (Plotosidae) from Australia. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 3(1):9-18. (Ref. 27663)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.53 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .