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 Plotosus lineatus (Coral Catfish, Catfish, Striped Eel Catfish)

Plotosus lineatus
(Thunberg, 1787)

Coral Catfish, Catfish, Striped Eel Catfish

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable


These fishes belong in the Order Siluriformes as members of the Family Plotosidae (Eel Catfishes), which contains 9 genera and 32 species.

Only one of interest is found on coral reefs. The smaller the individual, the larger the schooling group. Larger specimens tend to keep to themselves.


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