All FishesClariidaeEncheloclarias

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Scientific NameEncheloclarias kelioides  Ng & Lim, 1993
Common Name
Type LocalityBlackwater stream across road, at 69 kilometer stone on road from Mersing to Pekan, south of Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.
EtymologyGreek, enchelys, = eel + see under Clarias 
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IdentificationCatfishes of the genus Encheloclarias are restricted to the blackwater habitats of Sundaic Southeast Asia. They are the most poorly-known of Asian clariid catfishes and are easily distinguished from Asian Clarias by the presence of a moderately long adipose fin that is not supported by extensions of the neural spines.
SexingIn ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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ReferencesIchthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 4 (no. 1), pp 30, Figs. 7-8.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Dec 02 03:23 (species record created: 2017 Nov 27 15:42)