Cooper creek catfish

The Cooper creek catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Cooper Creek catfish, Neosiluroides cooperensis, is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) of the family Plotosidae, and is the only species of the genus Neosiluroides. It is known from the Cooper Creek system of the Lake Eyre drainage. More

The Cooper Creek catfish is an undescribed species and genus in the family Plotosidae (eeltailed catfish). It possesses a number of unusual features compared to other plotosids including low fecundity, large eggs, good eyesight, and very aggressive behaviour towards other fish. More

Cooper Creek catfish have only been captured in relatively large waterholes. No fish smaller than 160mm (6.4in) TL have ever been recorded. More

Common names

Black catfish in English
Butter jew in English
Narrow-fronted catfish in English
Narrow-fronted tandan in English
Narrowfront tandan in English
Pikitandani in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Schwarzer Aalwels in German (Deutsch)

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Plotosidae
Genus : Neosilurus
Species : Neosiluroides cooperensis
Authority : Allen & Feinberg,1998