Cat-eLog Right Arrow Clariidae Right Arrow The genus Bathyclarias

Jump to next section Summary of Bathyclarias
Pronouncedbath ee klar ee ass.
EtymologyFrom the Greek bathys meaning deep and clarias also from the Greek chlaros, meaning lively; in reference to the ability of clarias to live for long periods out of water.
IdentificationThe small, laterally placed eyes that bulge out from the outline of the head is a key characteristic for distinguishing Bathyclarias from Clarias.
SexingThe genital papilla, which is to the right of the anus as you look at the fish with its head to the left, is elongated and pointed 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.
SizeSmallest 750mm, largest 750mm, average 750mm, most commonly 750mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 1 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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