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  • Clarotes laticeps
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Scientific NameClarotes laticeps  (Rüppell, 1829)
Common NameWide Head Catfish
Type LocalityCairo, Egypt.
Synonym(s)Bagrus laticeps, Bagrus nigrita, Chrysichthys macropogon, Chrysichthys nigrita, Chrysichthys pitmani, Clarotes heuglinii, Clarotes macrocephalus, Octonematichthys nigrita, Pimelodus laticeps
Pronunciationlah tee seps
EtymologyClarotes: Named after the ancient Greek Klaroten, a term for slaves (i.e. people with bent necks), in reference to the morphology of the head. 
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Size 800mm or 31.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: Nile, Niger, Senegal, Bénoué, and Volta Rivers; also in Lake Chad.
African Waters, Sénégal (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Volta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Bénoué (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Chad (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
Temperature20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersInhabits rivers.
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FeedingFeeds on crustaceans, insects, mollusks and fish.
BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesFische Nil1829 - pp7 - Pl. 1 (fig. 2)
Registered Keepers(1) arapaima, (2) Redtailrob, (3) NickHarris77, (4) arapaimag (k: 2).

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Articles
Article - CotM 2010 March
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Last Update2006 Aug 01 07:38 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)