Cat-eLog Right Arrow Clariidae Right Arrow The genus Heterobranchus

Jump to next section Summary of Heterobranchus
Pronounced Het err o brach us
Etymology Heterobranchus: From the Greek heteros, meaning different and branchos, meaning fin; in reference to the presence of the two dorsal fins (rayed and adipose).
Sexing The genital papilla, which is right below the anus, is elongated and pointy in males while it is round and relatively larger (and larger than the anus) in females. In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
Size Smallest 600mm, largest 1500mm, average 1110mm, most commonly 1500mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in the database
Keepers 1 species (20%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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1. Heterobranchus longifilis (100%)

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