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Scientific Name Plicofollis dussumieri  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name
Type Locality Malabar, India.
Synonym(s) Ariodes dussumieri, Arius kirkii, Tachysurus dussumieri
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Size 620mm or 24.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification It has a prominent lateral ethmoid that forms a "shelf" between the eye and the nostrils, two pairs of vomerine toothpletes, and a very short adipose-fin base. Body dark brown, lower surfaces completely covered with fine brown pigment specks.
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Distribution Indo-west Pacific: Mozambique and Madagascar to Sri Lanka, the east coast of India, Bangladesh, Myanmar to Sumatra.
Indian Ocean (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2016.
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Feeding Feeds on invertebrates and small fishes. User data.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 84.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 03:09 (species record created: 2004 Nov 18 00:00)