Cat-eLog Right Arrow Clariidae Right Arrow Bathyclarias

Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Bathyclarias ilesi  Jackson, 1959
Common Name
Type Locality Nkata Bay, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa.
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. 
Jump to next section Species Information
Identification The small, laterally placed eyes that bulge out from the outline of the head is a key characteristic for distinguishing Bathyclarias from Clarias.
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.
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London v. 132 (pt 1), pp 116, Fig. 2.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is no record of this fish being seen.
More on Bathyclarias ilesi
Look up AquaticRepublic.com Look up Bathyclarias ilesi on AquaticRepublic.com
BBCode
Look up Fishbase Look up Bathyclarias ilesi on Fishbase
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 113 hits.
Last Update 2019 Aug 10 06:14 (species record created: 2019 Aug 09 12:02)