Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Claroteidae
(Claroteid catfishes) > Claroteinae
Etymology: Bathybagrus: Greek, bathys = deep + Greek, pagros = a fish (Dentex sp.) (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal, usually 100 - 140 m (Ref. 3236). Tropical, preferred ?; 3°S - 9°S
Africa: Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 55984).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 63.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3236); max. published weight: 4.0 kg (Ref. 3236)
Inhabits muddy bottoms with preference for depths 100 to 140 m. Feeds mainly on fish (Ref. 1967). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Both male and female guard the eggs (Ref. 52177). An important food fish (Ref. 4537)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs are guarded by both parents (Ref. 52177, 45232).
Mo, T., 1991. Anatomy, relationships and systematics of the Bagridae (Teleostei: Siluroidei) with a hypothesis of siluroid phylogeny. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae 17. 216 p. (Ref. 55984)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .