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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 64 "species" in 45 genera in the database
Keepers 29 species (45%) are being kept by registered keepers
Breeders 3 "species" (4.7%) are being bred.
Down arrow Subfamilies in Claroteidae (by species)
1. Claroteinae 388 species (606%)
2. Auchenoglanidinae 198 species (309%)
3. Auchenoglanidinae 1 species (2%)
Down arrow Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1. Auchenoglanis 9 species (62 keepers)
2. Chrysichthys 28 species (48 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 (20.36%)
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. Auchenoglanis senegali (1.81%)
9. Chrysichthys aluuensis (1.81%)
10. Auchenoglanis tanganicanus (1.81%)
11. Clarotes laticeps (1.81%)
12. Auchenoglanis biscutatus (1.81%)
13. Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (1.81%)
14. Auchenoglanis wittei (1.36%)
15. Parauchenoglanis pantherinus (1.36%)
16. Parauchenoglanis ngamensis (1.36%)
17. Chrysichthys brachynema (1.36%)
18. Parauchenoglanis balayi (1.36%)
19. Chrysichthys graueri (0.9%)
20. Parauchenoglanis punctatus (0.9%)
21. Chrysichthys longipinnis (0.9%)
22. Chrysichthys furcatus (0.9%)
23. Chrysichthys auratus (0.9%)
24. Lophiobagrus aquilus (0.45%)
25. Auchenoglanis tchadiensis (0.45%)
Down arrow Chronological Species List
(Alphabetic | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1. Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (i:8, k:4, b:0)
2. Auchenoglanis biscutatus (i:8, k:4, b:0)
3. Chrysichthys auratus (i:5, k:2, b:0)
4. Chrysichthys cranchii (i:1, k:0, b:0)
5. Clarotes laticeps (i:11, k:4, b:0)
6. Auchenoglanis occidentalis (i:4, k:45, b:0)
7. Chrysichthys maurus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
8. Chrysichthys furcatus (i:2, k:2, b:0)
9. Parauchenoglanis balayi (i:10, k:3, b:0)
10. Auchenoglanis sacchii (i:0, k:1, b:0)
11. Chrysichthys brevibarbis (i:1, k:1, b:0)
12. Chrysichthys delhezi (i:2, k:0, b:0)
13. Chrysichthys longibarbis (i:2, k:0, b:0)
14. Chrysichthys longipinnis (i:1, k:2, b:0)
15. Chrysichthys punctatus (i:6, k:1, b:0)
16. Chrysichthys wagenaari (i:1, k:0, b:0)
17. Chrysichthys walkeri (i:0, k:1, b:0)
18. Chrysichthys brachynema (i:8, k:3, b:0)
19. Chrysichthys ornatus (i:8, k:26, b:0)
20. Parauchenoglanis punctatus (i:24, k:2, b:0)
21. Notoglanidium walkeri (i:0, k:0, b:0)
22. Auchenoglanis tanganicanus (i:3, k:4, b:0)
23. Chrysichthys sianenna (i:1, k:0, b:0)
24. Phyllonemus typus (i:17, k:30, b:4)
25. Auchenoglanis tchadiensis (i:4, k:1, b:0)
26. Notoglanidium macrostoma (i:14, k:31, b:0)
27. Parauchenoglanis monkei (i:13, k:9, b:0)
28. Chrysichthys graueri (i:6, k:2, b:0)
29. Parauchenoglanis altipinnis (i:5, k:0, b:0)
30. Parauchenoglanis ngamensis (i:14, k:3, b:0)
31. Chrysichthys thonneri (i:2, k:0, b:0)
32. Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi (i:2, k:0, b:0)
33. Parauchenoglanis longiceps (i:1, k:0, b:0)
34. Auchenoglanis acuticeps (i:3, k:0, b:0)
35. Notoglanidium maculatum (i:3, k:0, b:0)
36. Notoglanidium thomasi (i:0, k:0, b:0)
37. Amarginops platus (i:0, k:0, b:0)
38. Chrysichthys stappersii (i:0, k:0, b:0)
39. Chrysichthys macropterus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
40. Parauchenoglanis pantherinus (i:6, k:3, b:0)
41. Auchenoglanis wittei (i:9, k:3, b:0)
42. Parauchenoglanis ahli (i:1, k:0, b:0)
43. Chrysichthys laticeps (i:2, k:0, b:0)
44. Lophiobagrus cyclurus (i:10, k:10, b:2)
45. Phyllonemus filinemus (i:4, k:0, b:0)
46. Notoglanidium boutchangai (i:1, k:0, b:0)
47. Chrysichthys dendrophorus (i:2, k:0, b:0)
48. Pardiglanis tarabinii (i:1, k:0, b:0)
49. Amarginops hildae (i:0, k:0, b:0)
50. Chrysichthys helicophagus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
51. Notoglanidium pallidum (i:2, k:0, b:0)
52. Notoglanidium depierrei (i:1, k:0, b:0)
53. Bathybagrus tetranema (i:0, k:0, b:0)
54. Lophiobagrus aquilus (i:0, k:1, b:0)
55. Lophiobagrus asperispinis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
56. Lophiobagrus brevispinis (i:16, k:15, b:1)
57. Chrysichthys aluuensis (i:1, k:4, b:0)
58. Notoglanidium akiri (i:1, k:0, b:0)
59. Phyllonemus brichardi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
60. Chrysichthys acsiorum (i:3, k:0, b:0)
61. Chrysichthys praecox (i:2, k:0, b:0)
62. Chrysichthys turkana (i:2, k:0, b:0)
63. Auchenoglanis senegali (i:10, k:4, b:0)
64. Notoglanidium pembetadi (i:0, k:0, b:0)