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Scientific Name Neosilurus brevidorsalis  (Günther, 1867)
Common Name
Type Locality Nicol Bay, Cape York, Queensland, Australia.
Synonym(s) Anyperistius perugiae, Copidoglanis brevidorsalis, Neosilurus bartoni, Tandanus brevidorsalis
Pronunciation Nee oh see loo russ
Etymology The generic name comes from the Latin neo, meaning new and Silurus, a catfish name frequently used to form generic names. 
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia and Oceania: northern Australia and central-southern New Guinea.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 3) v. 20 (no. 115), pp 66.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 11 14:46 (species record created: 2011 Aug 31 14:02)