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Created 6/11/2014

Family Plotosidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Plotosus lineatus

Osezaki, Japan, 20 feet

   

STRIPED EEL CATFISH

Locally common as tight aggregations among crevices or man-made structures in bays, lagoons, and coral reefs.  Has venomous dorsal & pectoral spines.   Attains 13 inches.  Red Sea to Korea, Australia, the Caroline Island, and Samoa.