Plotosus limbatus Valenciennes, 1840
Darkfin eel catfish
photo by Goebbels, D.

Family:  Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: ranging from the Madras and Malabar coasts of India to the east coast of Africa. Reaches as far south as Knysna, South Africa (Ref. 3670).
Biology:  Occurs in estuaries and along open coasts (Ref. 30573). Juveniles form dense aggregations. Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and fishes (Ref. 30573). Dorsal and pelvic fins are venomous (Ref. 30573).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  venomous

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