Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Clariidae
Etymology: Channallabes: Greek, channe, -es = an anchovy + Greek, allabes, -etos = a fish of the Nile, a kind of lamprey (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Ivindo River in Gabon (Ref. 58516, 81644) and the Mabelle River (Ref. 42020)(Mbini tributary) in Equatorial Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58516)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 75 - 105;
Vertebrae: 84 - 91. Diagnosis: large, well pronounced supraorbital process present on infraorbital IV, reaching rostral border of eye; fenestra between scapulo-coracoid and cleithrum present; no contact between entopterygoid and quadrate; pale spot present on skull roof between anterior and posterior fontanel; low number of dorsal (98-116) and anal (75-105) fin rays (Ref. 81644). Clear serrations on both sides of pectoral spine (Ref. 58516, 81644).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Maximum total length recorded 323mm (Ref. 81644).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Devaere, S., D. Adriaens and W. Verraes, 2007. Survey of the anguilliform Clariidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes) of Gabon and Republic of Congo, with description of two new species and key to the African clariid genera. Belg. J. Zool. 137(1):99-109. (Ref. 58516)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00356 - 0.01774), b=2.96 (2.78 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100).