|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Clarotes laticeps (Rüppell, 1829)|
|Common Name||Wide Head Catfish|
|Type Locality||Cairo, Egypt.|
|Synonym(s)||Bagrus laticeps, Bagrus nigrita, Chrysichthys macropogon, Chrysichthys nigrita, Chrysichthys pitmani, Clarotes heuglinii, Clarotes macrocephalus, Octonematichthys nigrita, Pimelodus laticeps|
|Pronunciation||lah tee seps|
|Etymology||Clarotes: Named after the ancient Greek Klaroten, a term for slaves (i.e. people with bent necks), in reference to the morphology of the head.|
- CotM 2010 March
|Size||800mm or 31.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Africa: Nile, Niger, Senegal, Bénoué, and Volta Rivers; also in Lake Chad.
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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 Status||Least Concern|
|Temperature||20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Inhabits rivers.|
|Feeding||Feeds on crustaceans, insects, mollusks and fish.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Fische Nil1829 - pp7 - Pl. 1 (fig. 2)|
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|Last Update||2006 Aug 01 07:38 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)|