Clarias albopunctatus Nichols & La Monte, 1953
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 Family:  Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
 Max. size:  19.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
 Distribution:  Africa: Lake Chad basin, upper Benue system (Ref. 248, 57129) and Ubangi River drainage (middle Congo River basin) (Ref. 248). Report from Kogon River (Ref. 13331) unconfirmed and questionable (Ref. 248, 57129).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 64-70; Anal soft rays: 51-55; Vertebrae: 53-56. Diagnosis: length of vomerine tooth plate not exceeding length of premaxillary tooth plate; barbels not exceeding head length (Ref. 57129). Head rather pointed in dorsal outline; snout rounded; eyes dorsal; frontal fontanelle short and squat ('sole-shaped'); occipital fontanelle small and oval-shaped; supraorbital and `dermosphenotic' bones fused; tooth plates small; dorsal and anal fins not confluent with caudal fin; suprabranchial organ well developed; openings of secondary canals of lateral line appear as irregularly placed white spots on body (Ref. 248).
 Biology:  The species' biology is unknown (Ref. 78218).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 14.02.91
 Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 06.10.14
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.08.94

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