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Scientific Name Clarias ebriensis  Pellegrin, 1920
Common Name
Type Locality Stagnant waters near Bingerville, Ivory Coast.
Synonym(s) Clarias dahomeyensis
Pronunciation klar ee ass
Etymology Clarias: From the Greek chlaros, meaning lively; in reference to the ability of the fish to live for long periods out of water. 
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Size 315mm or 12.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Clarias species are characterized by having an elongated body; a soft rayed dorsal fin extending to, or nearly to, the caudal fin base; a soft rayed anal fin extending from just behind the anus to the caudal fin base; pectoral fins each with a serrated anterior bony spine; head depressed, covered largely by firmly sutured, surface sculptured bony plates forming a protective helmet; four pairs of flagellate barbels (nasals, maxillaries, inner and outer mandibulars); air breathing organs derived from the 2nd and 4th epibranchials within a superbranchial chamber.
Sexing The genital papilla, which is to the right of the anus as you look at the fish with its head to the left, is elongated and pointed in males while it is round and relatively larger (and larger than the anus) in females. In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Africa: Côte d'Ivoire to southeast Nigeria.
African Waters, Côte de Ivoire Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Suggested Tankmates Large cyprinids (silver sharks, tinfoil or spanner barbs for example) or Central American cichlids.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 45 (no. 3/7), pp 118.
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Last Update 2024 Mar 31 08:27 (species record created: 2005 Aug 27 00:00)