|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Clarias fuscus (Lacépède, 1803)|
|Common Names||Brown Walking Catfish
White Spotted Catfish, Whitespotted Clarias
|Synonym(s)||Clarias pulicaris, Macropteronotus fuscus|
|Pronunciation||klar ee ass - foos koos|
|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 fuscus, meaning brown; in reference to its color.|
|Size||245mm or 9.6" 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 in having 55-63 dorsal-fin rays and 39-46 anal-fin rays.
|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.|
|Distribution||China, Taiwan, Japan and northern Indochina. Introduced in the Philippines and Hawaii.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||5.4 - 8.0|
|Temperature||20.0-28.0°C or 68-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Omnivorous and predatory. Will eat virtually anything that can be considered edible.|
|Furniture||Provide well-rooted plants and large crevices in rockwork/driftwood for cover. Tank must be securely covered.|
|Compatibility||Must be housed with lively, robust large fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Large Cyprinids (Silver Sharks, Tinfoil or Spanner Barbs for example) or Central American Cichlids.|
|Breeding||Though bred commercially for food, spawning in aquaria has not been reported.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Hist. Nat. Poiss.v. 5 - pp84, 88 - Pl. 2 (fig. 2)|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 19:04 (species record created: 2001 Apr 25 00:00)|