All Fishes Schilbeidae Schilbe

Hop to next section All Fishes Data Sheet
Scientific Name Schilbe mystus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names Butter Catfish
African Glass Catfish, Afrikansk Smørmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Nile River.
Synonym(s) Bagrus adansonii, Bagrus depressirostris, Bagrus schilbeides, Eutropius adansonii, Eutropius altipinnis, Eutropius depressirostris, Eutropius nilotica, Eutropius niloticus, Eutropius niloticus niloticus, Eutropius obtusirostris, Hypophthalmus niloticus, Schilbe auratus, Schilbe bipinnatus, Schilbe bouvieri, Schilbe emini, Schilbe hasselquistii, Schilbe mystus fasciata, Schilbe mystus fasciatus, Schilbe mystus mystus, Schilbe niloticus, Schilbe steindachneri, Silurus mystus
Pronunciation skill bee - miss tuss
Hop to next section Species Information
Size 400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Hop to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Africa: including the Nile and the Zambesi system.
African Waters, Zambesi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view data on a map.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Hop to next section Husbandry Information
Feeding Feeds from mid-water and surface waters on a wide variety of foods including fish, insects, shrimps, snails, plant seeds, and fruit.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Hop to next section Further Information
Reference Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1, pp 305.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is but a single record of this fish being seen, view it.
Forum BBCode
Look up PlanetCatfish.com Look up Schilbe mystus on PlanetCatfish.com
Look up on Fishbase Look up Schilbe mystus on Fishbase
Look up on Encyclopedia of Life Look up Schilbe mystus on Encyclopedia of Life
Look up on Global Biodiversity Information Facility Look up Schilbe mystus on Global Biodiversity Information Facility
' LFS label creator.
Hits 3 hits.
Last Update 2020 Sep 16 01:45 (species record created: 2005 Nov 20 00:00)