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  • Clarotes laticeps
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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. 
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Article Link - CotM 2010 March
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Size 800mm or 31.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: 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 Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
Temperature 20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Inhabits rivers.
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Feeding Feeds on crustaceans, insects, mollusks and fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Beschreibung und Abbildung mehrerer neuer Fische, im Nil entdeckt 1829, pp 7, Pl. 1 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 14:19 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)