Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Clariidae
Etymology: Clariallabes: Latin, clarias, -a, -um = shining + Greek, allabes, -etos = a fish of the Nile, a kind of lamprey (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Greenwood.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 3°N - 3°S
Africa: present in Lake Victoria and Victoria Nile near the Owen Falls dam (Ref. 4903, 26960). Possibly also in Lake Kioga (Ref. 78218).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4903)
Occurs among stones and shingle over the river bed (Ref. 4903, 104773), and in similar places on wave-washed rocky shores of the lake (Ref. 4903, 104734). Preference for rocky or stony substrates, where they hide among the rocks (Ref. 78218). Feeds mainly on lithophilic insects (Ref. 12526, 104773), plants and Copepoda (Ref. 12526), but shows great adaptability in diet (Ref. 12526). Nothing is known about spawning and reproduction (Ref. 78218).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Seegers, L., 2008. The catfishes of Africa: A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p. (Ref. 78218)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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