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Tandanus tropicanus

(Tandanus tropicanus)

Description

Tandanus tropicanus or the Wet Tropics Tandan is a species of eeltail catfish native to Australia. It was discovered in rivers between Townsville and Cairns by a group of scientists from James Cook University. The species, which grows to length of about 20 inches, has a cylindrical body tapering to a thin, eel-like tail. It has small eyes and a large mouth surrounded with barbels.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Plotosidae
Genus:Tandanus
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