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Clarias albopunctatus  Nichols & La Monte, 1953

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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Etymology: Clarias: Greek, chlaros = lively, in reference to the ability of the fish to live for a long time out of water.   More on author: Nichols.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce demersale; potamodromo (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?; 15°N - 4°S

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

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).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.5 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 57129)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 64-70; Raggi anali molli: 51 - 55; Vertebre: 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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

The species' biology is unknown (Ref. 78218).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Teugels, G.G., 1986. A systematic revision of the African species of the genus Clarias (Pisces; Clariidae). Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci. Zool., 247:199 p. (Ref. 248)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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