Freshwater cobbler

The freshwater cobbler, Tandanus bostocki, is a species of catfish of the family Plotosidae.

The Freshwater cobbler lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The freshwater cobbler, Tandanus bostocki, is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) of the family Plotosidae. The freshwater cobbler originates from coastal drainages of southwestern Australia, from the Frankland River to the Moore River. This species may reach about 50.0 centimetres (19.7 in) TL. More

With the exception of the freshwater cobbler, all of the species are small (generally Fish for the Future * Home | * Disclaimer | * Media Centre | More

For the Freshwater Cobbler the daily bag limit of 40 per fisher. For Redfin Perch there is no size limit or daily bag limit. If caught, Redfin Perch should not be returned to the water. More

suitable for recreational angling, namely the freshwater cobbler which is not a highly sought after species. There are three introduced species that support recreational angling, including two species of trout which generally require regular restocking and are normally restricted to pristine waters in the south-west corner. More

freshwater cobbler, one of the few places I used to see the latter, until it was dammed by Water Corp for the second time a few years ago and the levels dropped so low downstream of the dam that both species disappeared. More

Common names

Cobbler in English
Freshwater cobbler in English
Ruostetandani in Finnish (suomen kieli)
紫色澳洲鰻鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
紫色澳洲鳗鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Plotosidae
Genus : Tandanus
Species : Tandanus bostocki
Authority : Whitley, 1944