Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Clariidae
Etymology: Channallabes: Greek, channe, -es = an anchovy + Greek, allabes, -etos = a fish of the Nile, a kind of lamprey (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?; 3°N - 0°N
Africa: Rio Kie and Woleu River system (Ref. 58516).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58516)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 101 - 155;
Vertebrae: 92 - 105. This species has a high number of vertebrae, no serrations on the pectoral spine, and the body lateral line system is clearly visible as a white dotted line along the flank (Ref. 58516).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Devaere, S., D. Adriaens and W. Verraes, 2007. Survey of the anguilliform Clariidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes) of Gabon and Republic of Congo, with description of two new species and key to the African clariid genera. Belg. J. Zool. 137(1):99-109. (Ref. 58516)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00692 (0.00323 - 0.01483), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .