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Scientific Name Paralithoxus planquettei  (Boeseman, 1982)
Common Name L044
Type Locality Crique Boulenger, Comté system, French Guiana.
Synonym(s) Lithoxus planquetti
Pronunciation bath ee klar ee ass.
Etymology From the Greek bathys meaning deep and clarias also from the Greek chlaros, meaning lively; in reference to the ability of clarias to live for long periods out of water. 
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The small, laterally placed eyes that bulge out from the outline of the head is a key characteristic for distinguishing Bathyclarias from Clarias.

A fast water species with an interesting mouth adaptation which may have purpose in reproduction as well has eating and living life in strong currents.
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.
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Distribution South America: Atlantic coastal drainages from Maroni to Kaw River basins.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Feeding Insectivore.
Furniture Inhabits rocky streams with strong current in small river tributaries.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. K. Ned. Akad. Wet. (Ser. C, Biol. Med. Sci.)v. 85 (no. 1) - pp53 - Pl. 4
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Last Update 2019 Jun 23 00:17 (species record created: 2005 Jun 06 00:00)