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Clarias pseudoleiacanthus  Sudarto, Teugels & Pouyaud, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Etymology: Clarias: Greek, chlaros = lively, in reference to the ability of the fish to live for a long time out of water;  pseudoleiacanthus: Named in reference to its similar external morphology with C. leiacanthus ('pseudo' (= false); 'leios' (smooth); acanthos (spine) (Ref. 49847). Not in Eschmeyer (Ref. 46206).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: Borneo, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49847)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 66; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 55 - 57. Short distance between the occipital process and the base of the first dorsal fin ray (4.5-5.6% SL), a very short occipital process length (5.7-8.0% HL), the anterior edge of the pectoral spine smooth and without serrae, and a relatively short anal fin compared to C. nieuhofii with 55-57 rays (Ref. 49847).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits peat swamps in coastal forest areas (Ref. 49847).

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Sudarto, G.G. Teugels and L. Pouyaud, 2003. Description of two new Clarias species from Borneo (Siluriformes, Clariidae). Cybium 27(2):153-161. (Ref. 49847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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