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Artistic impression of typical member of the Claroteidae
 
Down arrow Family Overview
Distribution Africa
Common Names Giraffe or African Big Eye Catfish
Size Smallest 34mm, largest 1500mm, average 340mm, most commonly 700mm. All SL.
Species There are 68 "species" in 10 genera in the database
Keepers 30 species (44%) are being kept by registered keepers
Breeders 3 "species" (4.4%) are being bred.
Down arrow Subfamilies in Claroteidae (by species)
1. Claroteinae 40 species (59%)
2. Auchenoglanidinae 27 species (40%)
3. Auchenoglanidinae 1 species (1%)
Down arrow Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1. Auchenoglanis 9 species (61 keepers)
2. Chrysichthys 28 species (49 keepers)
3. Notoglanidium 9 species (31 keepers)
4. Phyllonemus 3 species (30 keepers)
5. Lophiobagrus 4 species (26 keepers)
Down arrow Distribution of Claroteidae


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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Auchenoglanis occidentalis (19.91%)
2. Notoglanidium macrostoma (14.03%)
3. Phyllonemus typus (13.57%)
4. Chrysichthys ornatus (11.76%)
5. Lophiobagrus brevispinis (6.79%)
6. Lophiobagrus cyclurus (4.52%)
7. Parauchenoglanis monkei (4.07%)
8. Clarotes laticeps (1.81%)
9. Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (1.81%)
10. Chrysichthys aluuensis (1.81%)
11. Auchenoglanis tanganicanus (1.81%)
12. Auchenoglanis senegali (1.81%)
13. Auchenoglanis biscutatus (1.81%)
14. Parauchenoglanis pantherinus (1.36%)
15. Parauchenoglanis ngamensis (1.36%)
16. Parauchenoglanis balayi (1.36%)
17. Chrysichthys brachynema (1.36%)
18. Auchenoglanis wittei (1.36%)
19. Parauchenoglanis punctatus (0.9%)
20. Chrysichthys longipinnis (0.9%)
21. Chrysichthys graueri (0.9%)
22. Chrysichthys furcatus (0.9%)
23. Chrysichthys auratus (0.9%)
24. Lophiobagrus aquilus (0.45%)
25. Chrysichthys walkeri (0.45%)
Down arrow Alphabetic Species List
(Chronological | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1. Amarginops hildae (i:0, k:0, b:0)
2. Amarginops platus (i:0, k:0, b:0)
3. Auchenoglanis acuticeps (i:3, k:0, b:0)
4. Auchenoglanis biscutatus (i:8, k:4, b:0)
5. Auchenoglanis cf. occidentalis (i:9, k:0, b:0)
6. Auchenoglanis occidentalis (i:4, k:44, b:0)
7. Auchenoglanis sacchii (i:0, k:1, b:0)
8. Auchenoglanis senegali (i:10, k:4, b:0)
9. Auchenoglanis tanganicanus (i:3, k:4, b:0)
10. Auchenoglanis tchadiensis (i:4, k:1, b:0)
11. Auchenoglanis wittei (i:9, k:3, b:0)
12. Bathybagrus tetranema (i:0, k:0, b:0)
13. Chrysichthys acsiorum (i:3, k:0, b:0)
14. Chrysichthys aluuensis (i:1, k:4, b:0)
15. Chrysichthys auratus (i:5, k:2, b:0)
16. Chrysichthys brachynema (i:8, k:3, b:0)
17. Chrysichthys brevibarbis (i:1, k:1, b:0)
18. Chrysichthys cranchii (i:1, k:0, b:0)
19. Chrysichthys delhezi (i:2, k:0, b:0)
20. Chrysichthys dendrophorus (i:2, k:0, b:0)
21. Chrysichthys furcatus (i:2, k:2, b:0)
22. Chrysichthys graueri (i:6, k:2, b:0)
23. Chrysichthys helicophagus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
24. Chrysichthys laticeps (i:2, k:0, b:0)
25. Chrysichthys longibarbis (i:2, k:0, b:0)
26. Chrysichthys longipinnis (i:1, k:2, b:0)
27. Chrysichthys macropterus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
28. Chrysichthys maurus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
29. Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (i:8, k:4, b:0)
30. Chrysichthys ornatus (i:8, k:26, b:0)
31. Chrysichthys praecox (i:2, k:0, b:0)
32. Chrysichthys punctatus (i:6, k:1, b:0)
33. Chrysichthys sianenna (i:1, k:0, b:0)
34. Chrysichthys sp. (1) (i:4, k:1, b:0)
35. Chrysichthys sp. (2) (i:1, k:0, b:0)
36. Chrysichthys stappersii (i:0, k:0, b:0)
37. Chrysichthys thonneri (i:2, k:0, b:0)
38. Chrysichthys turkana (i:2, k:0, b:0)
39. Chrysichthys wagenaari (i:1, k:0, b:0)
40. Chrysichthys walkeri (i:0, k:1, b:0)
41. Clarotes eocenicus (i:0, k:0, b:0)
42. Clarotes laticeps (i:11, k:4, b:0)
43. Lophiobagrus aquilus (i:0, k:1, b:0)
44. Lophiobagrus asperispinis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
45. Lophiobagrus brevispinis (i:16, k:15, b:1)
46. Lophiobagrus cyclurus (i:10, k:10, b:2)
47. Notoglanidium akiri (i:1, k:0, b:0)
48. Notoglanidium boutchangai (i:1, k:0, b:0)
49. Notoglanidium depierrei (i:1, k:0, b:0)
50. Notoglanidium macrostoma (i:14, k:31, b:0)
51. Notoglanidium maculatum (i:3, k:0, b:0)
52. Notoglanidium pallidum (i:2, k:0, b:0)
53. Notoglanidium pembetadi (i:0, k:0, b:0)
54. Notoglanidium thomasi (i:0, k:0, b:0)
55. Notoglanidium walkeri (i:0, k:0, b:0)
56. Parauchenoglanis ahli (i:1, k:0, b:0)
57. Parauchenoglanis altipinnis (i:5, k:0, b:0)
58. Parauchenoglanis balayi (i:10, k:3, b:0)
59. Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi (i:2, k:0, b:0)
60. Parauchenoglanis longiceps (i:1, k:0, b:0)
61. Parauchenoglanis monkei (i:13, k:9, b:0)
62. Parauchenoglanis ngamensis (i:14, k:3, b:0)
63. Parauchenoglanis pantherinus (i:6, k:3, b:0)
64. Parauchenoglanis punctatus (i:24, k:2, b:0)
65. Pardiglanis tarabinii (i:1, k:0, b:0)
66. Phyllonemus brichardi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
67. Phyllonemus filinemus (i:4, k:0, b:0)
68. Phyllonemus typus (i:17, k:30, b:4)