Taxon profile


North African Catfish
Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Siluriformes - catfish »  family Clariidae - airbreathing or labyrinth catfishes »  genus Clarias

Scientific synonyms

Clarias capensis Valenciennes, 1840
Clarias depressus Myers, 1925
Clarias guentheri Pfeffer, 1896
Clarias lazera Valenciennes, 1840
Clarias longiceps Boulenger, 1899
Clarias macracanthus Günther, 1864
Clarias malaris Nichols & Griscom, 1917
Clarias microphthalmus Pfeffer, 1896
Clarias micropthalmus Pfeffer, 1896
Clarias moorii Boulenger, 1901

Other names

= African sharptooth catfish
= Barbel
= Common Catfish
= Mudfish

Least Concern



Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [1934]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [166023]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Ferraris C. J. (2007): Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types, Zootaxa 1418, 628 pp [as Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)]
Data retrieved on: 13 June 2013
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2004): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 4. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) – trnobřiší (Characiformes), nahohřbetí (Gymnotiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 171 pp. [as Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)]
Data retrieved on: 18 June 2013
EN Baumgartner, D.; G. Baumgartner; C. S. Pavanelli; P. R. L. da Silva; V. A. Frana; L. C. de Oliveira; M. R. Michelon (2006): Fish, Salto Osório Reservoir, Iguaçu River basin, Paraná State, Brazil. [], Check List 2(1):1-4 [as Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)]

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