Porochilus obbesi Weber, 1913
Obbes' catfish
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Family:  Plotosidae (Eeltail catfishes)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: central-southern New Guinea and northern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal soft rays: 78-92
Biology:  Lives in slow-flowing streams, backwaters, swamps and lily lagoons, usually among aquatic weeds such as eel grass (Ref. 5259, 44894). Also found in lakes (Ref. 2847). Feeds on insects, prawns and mollusks (Ref. 5259, 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 February 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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