Cat-eLog Right Clariidae Right Encheloclarias

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Scientific Name Encheloclarias baculum  Ng & Lim, 1993
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Type Locality Probably Kalimantan Barat, Sambas, Borneo, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Encheloclarias prolatus
Pronunciation en che low klar ee ass.
Etymology Greek, enchelys, = eel + see under Clarias 
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Size 57mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Catfishes of the genus Encheloclarias are restricted to the blackwater habitats of Sundaic Southeast Asia. They are the most poorly-known of Asian clariid catfishes and are easily distinguished from Asian Clarias by the presence of a moderately long adipose fin that is not supported by extensions of the neural spines.
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Asia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 4 (no. 1), pp 27, Fig. 5.
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Last Update 2023 Mar 12 19:40 (species record created: 2017 Nov 27 14:19)