Clarias engelseni (Johnsen, 1926)
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Family:  Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Max. size:  18.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  Africa: known only from the type locality, Yei River, Sudan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 82-82; Anal soft rays: 62-62. Head short and oval-shaped dorsally; snout broadly rounded; eyes more laterally placed. Frontal fontanelle long and narrow; occipital fontanelle long and oval-shaped. Supraorbital and `dermosphenotic' bones separated, the latter somewhat reduced. Tooth plates broad. Pectoral spine straight; outer side with strong downward serrations. Gill rakers short and distantly set. Suprabranchial organ well developed. Openings of the secondary sensory canals display a regular pattern.
Biology:  Nothing is known about the biology of this catfish (Ref. 78218).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 26.02.91
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 20.03.13
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 10.05.94

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