Common name: Freshwater Catfish. Scientific name: Tandanus tandanus. Family: Plotosidae.

Freshwater Catfish: Max length : 90.0 cm and common length : 45.0 cm. Maximum reported age of eight years. Endemic to Australia. Head large and thick with fleshy lips. Skin tough and smooth with the color varying in adults from olive-green to brown, black or purplish.

From the Australian National Fish Collection

  • The Australian National Fish Collection is a comprehensive reference and research facility
  • It holds 145,000 finfish specimens representing 3,000 species
  • The collection supports marine biology and conservation of aquatic biodiversity
  • The ANFC is maintained by CSIRO in Hobart, Tasmania