WoRMS taxon details

Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787)

217659  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:217659)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Silurus lineatus Thunberg, 1787) Thunberg, C. P. (1787-1821). Museum naturalium Academiae Upsaliensis. ... Praesidae. C. P. Thunberg, etc. 33 parts. <em>Upsaliae.</em>
page(s): 31, footnote 13 [details]   
Description The only catfish found in coral reefs. Juveniles form dense ball-shaped schools of about 100 fish and are found over reefs...  
Description The only catfish found in coral reefs. Juveniles form dense ball-shaped schools of about 100 fish and are found over reefs and seagrass beds; adults are solitary or occur in smaller groups of around 20 and are known to hide under ledges during the day (Ref. 5503 and 1602). Searches and stirs the sand incessantly for crustaceans, molluscs, worms and sometimes fish (Ref. 5213). The highly venemous serrate spine of the first dorsal and each of the pectoral fins are dangerous, and even fatal in rare cases (Ref. 1602). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2024). FishBase. Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=217659 on 2024-03-02
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-10 06:08:33Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed
2008-02-28 13:41:07Z
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original description  (of Plotosus arab Bleeker, 1862) Bleeker, P. (1862). Sixième memoire sur la faune ichthyologique de l'île de Batjan. <em>Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen. Afdeling Natuurkunde.</em> v. 14: 99-112. [details]   

original description  (of Plotosus castaneoides Bleeker, 1851) Bleeker, P. (1851). Bijdrage tot de kennis der ichthyologische fauna van Riouw. <em>Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië.</em> v. 2 (no. 3): 469-497. [details]   

original description  (of Plotosus marginatus Anonymous [Bennett], 1830) Anonymous [Bennett], E. T. (1830). Class Pisces. Pp. 686-694. In: Memoir of the life and public services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles.... By his Widow [Lady Stamford Raffles]. <em>John Murray, London.</em> 701 pp. [Most workers cite Bennett as author, but there is no internal evidence that he was the author. We treat Bennett as the anonymous author and place his name in brackets as required by the ICZN code, but we use the convention "Anonymous [Bennett] 1830".]. [details]   

original description  (of Plotosus thunbergianus Lacepède, 1803) Lacepède, B.G.E. (1803). Histoire naturelle des poissons. Tome Cinquieme. 5(1-21): i-lxviii + 1-803 + index., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6335629
page(s): 693, 694 [details]   

original description  (of Platystacus anguillaris Bloch, 1794) Bloch, M. E. (1794). Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. <em>Berlin.</em> v. 8. i-iv + 1-174, Pls. 361-396. [details]   

original description  (of Silurus lineatus Thunberg, 1787) Thunberg, C. P. (1787-1821). Museum naturalium Academiae Upsaliensis. ... Praesidae. C. P. Thunberg, etc. 33 parts. <em>Upsaliae.</em>
page(s): 31, footnote 13 [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2023). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2023)., available online at https://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Streftaris, N., A. Zenetos & E. Papathanassiou. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. <em>Oceanogry and Marine Biology: an Annual Review.</em> 43: 419-453. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Çinar, M.E.; Pancucci-Papadopoulou, M.A.; Harmelin, J.-G.; Furnari, G.; Andaloro, F.; Bellou, N.; Streftaris, N.; Zibrowius, H. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. <em>Mediterranean Marine Science.</em> 6 (2): 63-118., available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273213810_Annotated_list_of_marine_alien_species_in_the_Mediterranean_with_records_of_the_worst_invasive_species [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. <em>Mediterranean Marine Science.</em> 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Galil, B. (2007). Seeing Red: Alien species along the Mediterranean coast of Israel. <em>Aquatic Invasions.</em> 2(4): 281-312., available online at https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2007.2.4.2 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Ben Rais Lasram, F.; Mouillot, D. (2008). Increasing southern invasion enhances congruence between endemic and exotic Mediterranean fish fauna. <em>Biological Invasions.</em> 11(3): 697-711., available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-008-9284-4 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

ecology source Looby, A.; Erbe, C.; Bravo, S.; Cox, K.; Davies, H. L.; Di Iorio, L.; Jézéquel, Y.; Juanes, F.; Martin, C. W.; Mooney, T. A.; Radford, C.; Reynolds, L. K.; Rice, A. N.; Riera, A.; Rountree, R.; Spriel, B.; Stanley, J.; Vela, S.; Parsons, M. J. G. (2023). Global inventory of species categorized by known underwater sonifery. <em>Scientific Data.</em> 10(1). (look up in IMIS), available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-023-02745-4 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Introduced species vector dispersal Lebanese part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

From other sources
Description The only catfish found in coral reefs. Juveniles form dense ball-shaped schools of about 100 fish and are found over reefs and seagrass beds; adults are solitary or occur in smaller groups of around 20 and are known to hide under ledges during the day (Ref. 5503 and 1602). Searches and stirs the sand incessantly for crustaceans, molluscs, worms and sometimes fish (Ref. 5213). The highly venemous serrate spine of the first dorsal and each of the pectoral fins are dangerous, and even fatal in rare cases (Ref. 1602). [details]
LanguageName 
English striped eel catfish  [details]
Hebrew שפמית ארסית [from synonym]  [details]
Japanese ミナミゴンズイ  [details]