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Family: Clariidae Airbreathing catfishes



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Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Bathyclarias atribranchus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 105 cm TL

 
Bathyclarias euryodon
[]



Africa
Max. Length 79.2 cm TL
Bathyclarias filicibarbis Jackson, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyclarias filicibarbis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Bathyclarias foveolatus (Jackson, 1955)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyclarias foveolatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 76 cm TL

 
Bathyclarias longibarbis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Bathyclarias nyasensis (Worthington, 1933)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyclarias nyasensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 68.1 cm TL
Bathyclarias rotundifrons Jackson, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyclarias rotundifrons
[]



Africa
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Bathyclarias worthingtoni Jackson, 1959

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bathyclarias worthingtoni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 41.3 cm SL
Channallabes alvarezi (Roman, 1971)

Photo by Photo by Adriaens, D.
 
Channallabes alvarezi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 41.6 cm TL
Channallabes apus (Günther, 1873)

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Channallabes apus
[Eel catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Channallabes longicaudatus (Pappenheim, 1911)

Photo by Photo by Adriaens, D.
 
Channallabes longicaudatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 24.4 cm SL
Channallabes ogooensis Devaere, Adriaens & Verraes, 2007

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Channallabes ogooensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Channallabes sanghaensis Devaere, Adriaens & Verraes, 2007

Photo by Photo by Adriaens, D.
 
Channallabes sanghaensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14.5 cm SL
Channallabes teugelsi Devaere, Adriaens & Verraes, 2007

Photo by Photo by Adriaens, D.
 
Channallabes teugelsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.6 cm TL

 
Clariallabes attemsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Clariallabes brevibarbis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.5 cm TL
Clariallabes centralis (Poll & Lambert, 1958)

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clariallabes centralis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL
Clariallabes heterocephalus Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clariallabes heterocephalus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Clariallabes laticeps
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28 cm TL

 
Clariallabes longicauda
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Clariallabes manyangae (Boulenger, 1919)

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clariallabes manyangae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Clariallabes melas
[]



Africa
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL
Clariallabes mutsindoziensis Taverne & De Vos, 1998

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clariallabes mutsindoziensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Clariallabes petricola Greenwood, 1956

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Clariallabes petricola
[Victoria snake catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.6 cm TL

 
Clariallabes pietschmanni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL
Clariallabes platyprosopos Jubb, 1965

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Clariallabes platyprosopos
[Broadhead catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm TL

 
Clariallabes simeonsi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Clariallabes teugelsi Ferraris, 2007

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clariallabes teugelsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm TL

 
Clariallabes uelensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15.8 cm TL
Clariallabes variabilis Pellegrin, 1926

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clariallabes variabilis
[]



Asia

Clarias abbreviatus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Clarias abbreviatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Clarias agboyiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.5 cm TL

 
Clarias albopunctatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Clarias alluaudi Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Clarias alluaudi
[Alluaud's catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Clarias anfractus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Clarias angolensis Steindachner, 1866

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Clarias angolensis
[Angolian walking catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Clarias anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Teugels, G.
 
Clarias anguillaris
[Mudfish]



Asia
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Clarias batrachus
[Philippine catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL
Clarias batu Lim & Ng, 1999

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Clarias batu
[]



Asia
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Clarias brachysoma Günther, 1864

Photo by Photo by Nientied, T.
 
Clarias brachysoma
[]



Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Clarias buettikoferi Steindachner, 1894

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Clarias buettikoferi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 30.1 cm TL
Clarias buthupogon Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias buthupogon
[]



Africa
Max. Length 46.6 cm TL
Clarias camerunensis Lönnberg, 1895

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clarias camerunensis
[]
No picture found


 
Clarias cataractus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Clarias cavernicola
[Cave catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Clarias dayi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Clarias dhonti (Boulenger, 1920)

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Clarias dhonti
[]



Africa
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Clarias dumerilii Steindachner, 1866

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Clarias dumerilii
[]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Clarias dussumieri Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Clarias dussumieri
[]



Africa
Max. Length 31.5 cm TL
Clarias ebriensis Pellegrin, 1920

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Clarias ebriensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Clarias engelseni
[]



Asia
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL
Clarias fuscus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Clarias fuscus
[Hong Kong catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Clarias gabonensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Larsen, J.H.
 
Clarias gariepinus
[North African catfish]



Asia

Clarias gracilentus Ng, Hong & Tu, 2011

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Clarias gracilentus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.6 cm TL

 
Clarias hilli
[]



Asia
Max. Length 14.0 cm SL
Clarias insolitus Ng, 2003

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Clarias insolitus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 19.3 cm SL
Clarias intermedius Teugels, Sudarto & Pouyaud, 2001

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Clarias intermedius
[]



Africa
Max. Length 48.3 cm TL
Clarias jaensis Boulenger, 1909

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Clarias jaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Clarias kapuasensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 31.7 cm TL
Clarias laeviceps Gill, 1862

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Clarias laeviceps
[Catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 16.4 cm TL
Clarias lamottei Daget & Planquette, 1967

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Clarias lamottei
[]



Asia
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Clarias leiacanthus Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Photo by Ahmad, A.
 
Clarias leiacanthus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Clarias liocephalus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Clarias liocephalus
[Smoothhead catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.5 cm TL

 
Clarias longior
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Clarias maclareni
[]



Asia
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Clarias macrocephalus Günther, 1864

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Clarias macrocephalus
[Bighead catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.6 cm TL

 
Clarias macromystax
[]



Asia
Max. Length 21.3 cm SL
Clarias magur (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Biswas, B.K.
 
Clarias magur
[]



Asia
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Clarias meladerma Bleeker, 1846

Photo by Photo by WWF Thailand-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Clarias meladerma
[Blackskin catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 23.3 cm SL

 
Clarias microspilus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Clarias microstomus
[]
No picture found


 
Clarias nebulosus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Clarias ngamensis Castelnau, 1861

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias ngamensis
[Blunt-toothed African catfish]



Asia
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Clarias nieuhofii Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clarias nieuhofii
[Slender walking catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.8 cm SL

 
Clarias nigricans
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.6 cm TL
Clarias nigromarmoratus Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clarias nigromarmoratus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.2 cm SL

 
Clarias olivaceus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 35.6 cm TL
Clarias pachynema Boulenger, 1903

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Clarias pachynema
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.7 cm SL

 
Clarias planiceps
[]



Africa
Max. Length 37.6 cm TL
Clarias platycephalus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias platycephalus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Clarias pseudoleiacanthus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 31.6 cm SL

 
Clarias pseudonieuhofii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 50.8 cm TL

 
Clarias salae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Clarias serniosus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Clarias stappersii Boulenger, 1915

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clarias stappersii
[Blotched catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Clarias submarginatus Peters, 1882

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias submarginatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.7 cm SL

 
Clarias sulcatus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Clarias teijsmanni Bleeker, 1857

Photo by Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Clarias teijsmanni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Clarias theodorae Weber, 1897

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias theodorae
[Snake catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Clarias werneri Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clarias werneri
[Werner's catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 175 cm SL
Dinotopterus cunningtoni Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Dinotopterus cunningtoni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Dolichallabes microphthalmus Poll, 1942

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Dolichallabes microphthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Encheloclarias baculum
[]



Asia
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Encheloclarias curtisoma Ng & Lim, 1993

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Encheloclarias curtisoma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Encheloclarias kelioides
[]
No picture found


 
Encheloclarias medialis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Encheloclarias prolatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm TL

 
Encheloclarias tapeinopterus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Encheloclarias velatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Gymnallabes nops
[]



Africa
Max. Length 29.7 cm TL
Gymnallabes typus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Gymnallabes typus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 150 cm TL

 
Heterobranchus bidorsalis
[African catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 64 cm TL

 
Heterobranchus boulengeri
[]



Africa
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Heterobranchus isopterus Bleeker, 1863

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Heterobranchus isopterus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Heterobranchus longifilis Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Heterobranchus longifilis
[Sampa]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm TL

 
Horaglanis abdulkalami
[]



Asia

Horaglanis alikunhii Subhash Babu & Nayar, 2004

Photo by Photo by Babu, K.K.S.
 
Horaglanis alikunhii
[]



Asia
Max. Length 4.2 cm TL
Horaglanis krishnai Menon, 1950

Photo by Photo by Babu, K.K.S.
 
Horaglanis krishnai
[Indian blind catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 52.8 cm TL

 
Platyallabes tihoni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.1 cm TL
Platyclarias machadoi Poll, 1977

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Platyclarias machadoi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Tanganikallabes alboperca
[]



Africa
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Tanganikallabes mortiauxi Poll, 1943

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Tanganikallabes mortiauxi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Tanganikallabes stewarti
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10.1 cm TL
Uegitglanis zammaranoi Gianferrari, 1923

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Uegitglanis zammaranoi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 20.9 cm SL
Xenoclarias eupogon (Norman, 1928)

Photo by Photo by NMK
 
Xenoclarias eupogon
[Lake Victoria deepwater catfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathyclarias atribranchus Africa 60 TL 1961
Bathyclarias euryodon Africa 105 TL 1959
Bathyclarias filicibarbis Africa 79.2 TL 1959
Bathyclarias foveolatus Africa 75 SL 1955
Bathyclarias longibarbis Africa 76 TL 1933
Bathyclarias nyasensis Africa 100 SL 1933
Bathyclarias rotundifrons Africa 68.1 TL 1959
Bathyclarias worthingtoni Africa 80 SL 1959
Channallabes alvarezi Africa 41.3 SL 1971
Channallabes apus Eel catfish Africa 41.6 TL 1873
Channallabes longicaudatus Africa 22 SL 1911
Channallabes ogooensis Africa 24.4 SL 2007
Channallabes sanghaensis Africa 22.1 SL 2007
Channallabes teugelsi Africa 14.5 SL 2007
Clariallabes attemsi Africa 11.6 TL 1927
Clariallabes brevibarbis Africa 29 TL 1913
Clariallabes centralis Africa 20.5 TL 1958
Clariallabes heterocephalus Africa 13.7 TL 1967
Clariallabes laticeps Africa 20 TL 1911
Clariallabes longicauda Africa 28 TL 1902
Clariallabes manyangae Africa 15 TL 1919
Clariallabes melas Africa 26 TL 1887
Clariallabes mutsindoziensis Africa 11.8 SL 1998
Clariallabes petricola Victoria snake catfish Africa 8.5 SL 1956
Clariallabes pietschmanni Africa 13.6 TL 1938
Clariallabes platyprosopos Broadhead catfish Africa 29.5 TL 1965
Clariallabes simeonsi Africa 7.1 TL 1941
Clariallabes teugelsi Africa 17 TL 2007
Clariallabes uelensis Africa 9.8 TL 1941
Clariallabes variabilis Africa 15.8 TL 1926
Clarias abbreviatus Asia 1840
Clarias agboyiensis Africa 29 TL 1980
Clarias albopunctatus Africa 19.5 TL 1953
Clarias alluaudi Alluaud's catfish Africa 23 TL 1906
Clarias anfractus Asia 17.6 SL 1999
Clarias angolensis Angolian walking catfish Africa 35 TL 1866
Clarias anguillaris Mudfish Africa 100 TL 1758
Clarias batrachus Philippine catfish Asia 47 TL 1758
Clarias batu Asia 30.5 SL 1999
Clarias brachysoma Asia 50 TL 1864
Clarias buettikoferi Africa 19.2 TL 1894
Clarias buthupogon Africa 30.1 TL 1879
Clarias camerunensis Africa 46.6 TL 1895
Clarias cataractus Asia 1939
Clarias cavernicola Cave catfish Africa 16.1 SL 1936
Clarias dayi Asia 17.5 TL 1936
Clarias dhonti Africa 18.5 TL 1920
Clarias dumerilii Africa 30.5 TL 1866
Clarias dussumieri Asia 25 TL 1840
Clarias ebriensis Africa 31.5 TL 1920
Clarias engelseni Africa 18.5 TL 1926
Clarias fuscus Hong Kong catfish Asia 24.5 SL 1803
Clarias gabonensis Africa 36 TL 1867
Clarias gariepinus North African catfish Africa 170 TL 1822
Clarias gracilentus Asia 2011
Clarias hilli Africa 19.6 TL 1936
Clarias insolitus Asia 14.0 SL 2003
Clarias intermedius Asia 19.3 SL 2001
Clarias jaensis Africa 48.3 TL 1909
Clarias kapuasensis Asia 26 SL 2003
Clarias laeviceps Catfish Africa 31.7 TL 1862
Clarias lamottei Africa 16.4 TL 1967
Clarias leiacanthus Asia 33 TL 1851
Clarias liocephalus Smoothhead catfish Africa 32 TL 1898
Clarias longior Africa 22.5 TL 1907
Clarias maclareni Africa 36 TL 1962
Clarias macrocephalus Bighead catfish Asia 120 TL 1864
Clarias macromystax Africa 31.6 TL 1864
Clarias magur Asia 21.3 SL 1822
Clarias meladerma Blackskin catfish Asia 35 SL 1846
Clarias microspilus Asia 23.3 SL 2011
Clarias microstomus Asia 14.1 SL 2001
Clarias nebulosus Asia 1958
Clarias ngamensis Blunt-toothed African catfish Africa 73 TL 1861
Clarias nieuhofii Slender walking catfish Asia 50 TL 1840
Clarias nigricans Asia 30.8 SL 2003
Clarias nigromarmoratus Africa 17.6 TL 1967
Clarias olivaceus Asia 24.2 SL 1904
Clarias pachynema Africa 35.6 TL 1903
Clarias planiceps Asia 29.7 SL 1999
Clarias platycephalus Africa 37.6 TL 1902
Clarias pseudoleiacanthus Asia 24.5 SL 2003
Clarias pseudonieuhofii Asia 31.6 SL 2004
Clarias salae Africa 50.8 TL 1881
Clarias serniosus Asia 16.1 SL 2014
Clarias stappersii Blotched catfish Africa 41 SL 1915
Clarias submarginatus Africa 16 TL 1882
Clarias sulcatus Asia 20.7 SL 2004
Clarias teijsmanni Asia 22 TL 1857
Clarias theodorae Snake catfish Africa 35 TL 1897
Clarias werneri Werner's catfish Africa 23 TL 1906
Dinotopterus cunningtoni Africa 175 SL 1906
Dolichallabes microphthalmus Africa 25 TL 1942
Encheloclarias baculum Asia. 5.7 SL 1993
Encheloclarias curtisoma Asia 8.2 SL 1993
Encheloclarias kelioides Asia 6.5 SL 1993
Encheloclarias medialis Asia 2012
Encheloclarias prolatus Asia 8.6 SL 1993
Encheloclarias tapeinopterus Asia 12.4 TL 1853
Encheloclarias velatus Eastern Indian Ocean 16.9 SL 2000
Gymnallabes nops Africa 5.7 SL 1976
Gymnallabes typus Africa 29.7 TL 1867
Heterobranchus bidorsalis African catfish Africa 150 TL 1809
Heterobranchus boulengeri Africa 64 TL 1922
Heterobranchus isopterus Africa 90 TL 1863
Heterobranchus longifilis Sampa Africa 150 SL 1840
Horaglanis abdulkalami Asia 3.8 TL 2012
Horaglanis alikunhii Asia 2004
Horaglanis krishnai Indian blind catfish Asia 4.2 TL 1950
Platyallabes tihoni Africa 52.8 TL 1944
Platyclarias machadoi Africa 20.1 TL 1977
Tanganikallabes alboperca Africa 16.1 SL 2012
Tanganikallabes mortiauxi Africa 32.5 TL 1943
Tanganikallabes stewarti Africa 15.5 SL 2012
Uegitglanis zammaranoi Africa 10.1 TL 1923
Xenoclarias eupogon Lake Victoria deepwater catfish Africa 20.9 SL 1928



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