|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Clarias buthupogon Sauvage, 1879|
|Type Locality||Ogooué River at Doumé, Gabon.|
|Synonym(s)||Chlarias angolensis macronema, Clarias lindicus, Clarias obscurus, Clarias zygouron|
|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.|
|Size||900mm or 35.4" 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.|
|Distribution||Africa: in the Congo system, in the Ogowe river, in the Sanaga river, in the Wouri river, in the Cross river and in the coastal rivers of Nigeria and Benin Republic. Reported from Luongo River, Congo system, Zambia
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Sanaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Wuori (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cross (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.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Large cyprinids (silver sharks, tinfoil or spanner barbs for example) or Central American cichlids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 3, pp 96 .|
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|Last Update||2020 Nov 08 14:42 (species record created: 2008 Jun 19 16:23)|