False-spined Catfish

Common Name: False-spined Catfish
Scientific Name: Neosilurus pseudospinosus


The False-spined Catfish has an elongate body with a tall first dorsal fin. The second dorsal fin and anal fin are continuous with the caudal fin. There is a flexible cartilaginous spine at the front of the first dorsal fin and pectoral fins.


This species is grey to black above and whitish on the belly.


It grows to 35 cm in length.

Location or Region Found

The False-spined Catfish is endemic to Australia, occurring in freshwaters of northern Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

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