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Scientific Name Xenoclarias holobranchus  Greenwood, 1958
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Type Locality Off the southwestern tip of Ukerewe Island, Lake Victoria [Victoria Nyanza], Africa, depth 120 feet.
Synonym(s) Clarias eupogon, Xenoclarias eupogon
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
General Remarks Xenoclarias holobranchus is an endemic species of Lake Victoria that is threatened with extinction or has already disappeared due to predation by Nile perch and other recent ecological impacts. (Source: FishBase)
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Distribution Eastern Africa: Lake Victoria.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Victoria (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 13) v. 1 (no. 5), pp 322.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:40 (species record created: 2010 Aug 01 01:30)