Whitelip Catfish, Paraplotosus albilabris (Valenciennes 1840)

Other Names: Cobbler, White-lipped Catfish, White-lipped Catfish Eel, Whitelipped Eel Catfish

Whitelip Catfish, Paraplotosus albilabris. Source: Barry Hutchins / Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 104-115; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 90 - 100. Differs from Paraplotosus butleri in having a shorter dorsal fin and shorter nasal barbels, rounded pectoral fin shape, fewer upper procurrent caudal fin rays, and fewer gill rakers. Differs from P. muelleri in having a shorter dorsal fin and smaller eye (Ref. 31103). Color highly variable, ranging from pale grey or yellowish brown to dark brown, nearly blackish, sometimes with pronounced dark mottling; generally whitish on belly and ventral part of head; fins brown to blackish, frequently darker than body

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Dianne J. Bray, Paraplotosus albilabris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jun 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2764

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CAAB Code:37192005

Max Size:143 cm TL

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