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  • Encheloclarias prolatus
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Scientific Name Encheloclarias prolatus  Ng & Lim, 1993
Common Name
Type Locality Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.
Pronunciation en che low klar ee ass.
Etymology Greek, enchelys, = eel + see under Clarias 
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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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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 4 (no. 1), pp 29, Fig. 6.
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Last Update 2017 Dec 02 03:23 (species record created: 2017 Nov 27 14:20)