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Clarias anguillaris (Mudfish; Catfish)

Synonyms: Clarias budgetti; Clarias hasselquistii; Clarias parvimanus; Clarias senegalensis; Silurus anguillaris
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Wikipedia Abstract

Clarias anguillaris is a species of African airbreathing catfish also known as the mudfish. This species is of minor importance in commercial fisheries. It grows to a length of 100 cm (39.4 inches) TL.
View Wikipedia Record: Clarias anguillaris

Attributes

Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Foret Classee de la Mare Aux Hippopotames Bird Reserve IV 37906 Burkina Faso  
Omo Strict Natural Reserve Forest Reserve 328086 Nigeria  
Parc National du Niokolo-Koba National Park II 2046878 Senegal  
Takamanda National Park II 167041 Cameroon  

Prey / Diet

Clarias anguillaris (Mudfish)[2]
Coptodon zillii (Zilli's tilapia)[2]
Hemichromis bimaculatus (African jewelfish)[2]

Predators

Clarias anguillaris (Mudfish)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Bothriocephalus prudhoei <Unverified Name>[3]
Camallanus polypteri <Unverified Name>[3]
Clinostomoides brieni <Unverified Name>[3]
Euclinostomum clarias <Unverified Name>[3]
Eumasenia proteropora <Unverified Name>[3]
Macrogyrodactylus clarii <Unverified Name>[3]
Marsypocephalus rectangulus <Unverified Name>[3]
Monobothrioides chalmersius <Unverified Name>[3]
Nephrocephalus bagri <Unverified Name>[3]
Opisthorchis piscicola <Unverified Name>[3]
Orientocreadium batrachoides <Unverified Name>[3]
Paracamallanus cyathopharynx <Unverified Name>[3]
Polyonchobothrium clarias <Unverified Name>[3]
Polyonchobothrium cylindraceum <Unverified Name>[3]
Polyonchobothrium fulgidum <Unverified Name>[3]
Procamallanus laeviconchus[3]
Proteocephalus glanduliger <Unverified Name>[3]
Proteocephalus sulcatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Pseudoneodiplostomum thomasi <Unverified Name>[3]
Spirocamallanus spiralis[3]

Range Map

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: lower and middle Nile; Chad system including the Logone and the Shari rivers; Niger and Benoue river systems; coastal rivers of Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia and lower Senegal rivers; Volta system; relict populations occur; Africa: lower and middle Nile; Chad system including the Logone and the Shari rivers; Niger and Benoue river systems; coastal rivers of Benin Republic, Togo, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia and lower Senegal rivers; Volta system; relict populations occur in Mauritania and southern Algeria. Trade restricted in FRG.; Agnébi; Algeria; Bandama River; Benin; Benue River; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Casamance River; Chad; Comoé River; Corubal; Cross River; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Ethiopia; Ethiopian; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Géba; Kainji Lake; Lake Chad/Chari River; Mali; Mauritania; Mono River; Niger; Nigeria; Nile; Ogun; Ouémé River; Pra River; Rokel River; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Sudan; Takamanda Forest Reserve; Togo; Volta; Ébrié Lagoon;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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