Obbes' Catfish

Common Name: Obbes' Catfish

Scientific Name: Porochilus obbesi


Obbes' Catfish has a tapering body with a short-based first dorsal fin. It's long-based anal fin is continuous with the caudal and second dorsal fin. The first dorsal and pectoral fins are each preceded by a sharp spine.


It is grey to brown, sometimes with one or two pale stripes on the side of the body.


Obbes' Catfish grows to 12cm in length, but is more commonly seen up to 8cm.

Location or Region Found

This species occurs in slow-flowing freshwater streams and backwaters in southern Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.

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