All FishesClariidaeEncheloclarias

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Scientific NameEncheloclarias tapeinopterus  (Bleeker, 1853)
Common Name
Type LocalityToboali Province, Bangka, Sumatra, Indonesia.
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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ReferencesNatuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 3 (no. 5), pp 732.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Dec 02 03:23 (species record created: 2017 Nov 27 15:43)