Cat-eLog Right Arrow Clariidae Right Arrow The genus Bathyclarias

Down arrow Summary of Bathyclarias
Pronounced bath ee klar ee ass.
Etymology From 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.
Identification The small, laterally placed eyes that bulge out from the outline of the head is a key characteristic for distinguishing Bathyclarias from Clarias.
Sexing The 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.
Size Smallest 681mm, largest 1050mm, average 840mm, most commonly 1000mm. All SL.
Species There are 7 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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