|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Clarias anfractus Ng, 1999|
|Type Locality||Danum valley, forest stream 600 m into conservation area, trib. of Sungai Segama, Sabah, Borneo.|
|Pronunciation||klar ee ass - ann FRAK tuss|
|Etymology||Clarias: From the Greek chlaros, meaning lively; in reference to the ability of the fish to live for long periods out of water. From the Latin anfractus, meaning twisted, in reference to the pectoral spine morphology.|
|Size||205mm or 8.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Clarias species are characterized by having an elongated body; a soft rayed dorsal fin extending to, or nearly to, the caudal fin base; a soft rayed anal fin extending from just behind the anus to the caudal fin base; pectoral fins each with a serrated anterior bony spine; head depressed, covered largely by firmly sutured, surface sculptured bony plates forming a protective helmet; four pairs of flagellate barbels (nasals, maxillaries, inner and outer mandibulars); air breathing organs derived from the 2nd and 4th epibranchials within a superbranchial chamber.
Distinguished from congeners in pectoral spine with an irregular outline, pear shaped genital papilla in males and relatively large white spots on the sides of the body.
|Sexing||Males have a white, pear shaped genital papilla, females have a genital papilla in the shape of a rounded cone.|
|Distribution||Segama and Kalabakan River drainages in NE Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, East Borneo Waters, Segama (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Kalabakan (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.0 - 7.8|
|Temperature||20.0-27.0°C or 68-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Anything; this fish is totally omnivorous and will gorge itself on most offerings.|
|Furniture||Very well rooted plants and large structures that provide some shade. Appropriately sized clay pipes seem to provide a readily accepted, if less cosmetically pleasing, hideaway for these fish.|
|Compatibility||Keep with large robust fish; anything small enough will be eaten.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Large cyprinids (silver sharks, tinfoil or spanner barbs for example) or Central American cichlids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 47 (no. 1), pp18, Figs. 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 06 09:15 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 12:58)|