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Wet Tropics Tandan
Image 2056-Tandanus-tropicanus
Range Australia
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Siluriformes
Family Plotosidae
Genus Tandanus
Species Tandanus tropicanus

The Wet tropics tandan, (Tandanus tropicanus), is a new species of eeltail catfish native to Australia. It was discovered in rivers between Townsville and Cairns by a group of scientists from James Cook University. The species, which grows to length of about 20 inches, has a cylindrical body tapering to a thin, eel-like tail. It has small eyes and a large mouth surrounded with barbels.