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Clarias gariepinus (Sharptoothed catfish; Sharptooth catfish; North African catfish; Mudfish; Common catfish; Catfish; Barbel; African catfish)

Synonyms: Clarias capensis; Clarias depressus; Clarias guentheri; Clarias lazera; Clarias longiceps; Clarias macracanthus; Clarias malaris; Clarias microphthalmus; Clarias micropthalmus; Clarias moorii; Clarias mossambicus; Clarias muelleri; Clarias notozygurus; Clarias orontis; Clarias robecchii; Clarias smithii; Clarias syriacus; Clarias tsanensis; Clarias vinciguerrae; Clarias xenodon; Clarius gariepinus; Silurus gariepinus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Clarias gariepinus or African sharptooth catfish is a species of catfish of the family Clariidae, the airbreathing catfishes.
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Attributes

Diet [1]  Omnivore
Migration [1]  Potamodromous
Water Biome [1]  Pelagic, Benthic, Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Temporary Pools, Brackish Water

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Okavango Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Floodplain Rivers and Wetland Complexes    

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  
Kora National Park II 409762 Kenya
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Mlawula Nature Reserve IV 46444 Swaziland  
Moremi Game Reserve IV 1214686 Botswana  
Omo Strict Natural Reserve Forest Reserve 328086 Nigeria  

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[2]
Clarias gariepinus (Sharptoothed catfish)[2]
Daphnia barbata[2]
Diaphanosoma excisum[2]
Marcusenius macrolepidotus (Bulldog)[3]
Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia)[4]
Petrocephalus catostoma (Bignosed elephantfish)[3]
Povilla adusta (African burrowing mayfly)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Gymnarchus niloticus (Aba)1
Serranochromis macrocephalus (Purpleface largemouth)1

Predators

Clarias gariepinus (Sharptoothed catfish)[2]
Gymnarchus niloticus (Aba)[5]
Hydrocynus vittatus (Tigerfish)[2]
Lates niloticus (Victoria perch)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Afromacroderoides lazerae <Unverified Name>[6]
Allocreadium mazoensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Alloglossidium fatemi <Unverified Name>[6]
Astiotrema lazeri <Unverified Name>[6]
Astiotrema reniferum <Unverified Name>[6]
Bothriocephalus acheilognathi[6]
Clinostomoides brieni <Unverified Name>[6]
Clinostomum metacercaria <Unverified Name>[6]
Cynodiplostomum azimi <Unverified Name>[6]
Cynodiplostomum duboisi <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomulum heterobranchi <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum mashonense <Unverified Name>[6]
Diplostomum tregenna <Unverified Name>[6]
Euclinostomum dollfusi <Unverified Name>[6]
Euclinostomum heterostomum <Unverified Name>[6]
Eumasenia aegyptiacus <Unverified Name>[6]
Eumasenia ghanensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Glossidium pedatum <Unverified Name>[6]
Gonocerca phycidis[6]
Gyrodactylus alberti <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus clarii <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus groschafti <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus rysavyi <Unverified Name>[6]
Gyrodactylus transvaalensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Haplorchis pumilio <Unverified Name>[6]
Macrogyrodactylus clarii <Unverified Name>[6]
Macrogyrodactylus congolensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Macrogyrodactylus karibae <Unverified Name>[6]
Macrogyrodactylus polypteri <Unverified Name>[6]
Marsypocephalus aegyptiacus <Unverified Name>[6]
Marsypocephalus rectangulus <Unverified Name>[6]
Marsypocephalus tanganyikae <Unverified Name>[6]
Metacercaria alestesi <Unverified Name>[6]
Orientocreadium batrachoides <Unverified Name>[6]
Orientocreadium indicum <Unverified Name>[6]
Panamphistomum benoiti <Unverified Name>[6]
Paracamallanus cyathopharynx <Unverified Name>[6]
Paragorgorhynchus aswanensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Paraquadriacanthus nasalis <Unverified Name>[6]
Phyllodistomum vanderwaali <Unverified Name>[6]
Polyonchobothrium ciliotheca <Unverified Name>[6]
Polyonchobothrium clarias <Unverified Name>[6]
Procamallanus laeviconchus[6]
Prohemistomum vivax <Unverified Name>[6]
Proteocephalus glanduliger <Unverified Name>[6]
Proteocephalus sulcatus <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthoides andersoni <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus aegypticus <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus allobychowskiella <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus ashuri <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus bagrae <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus clariadis <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus numidus <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus papernai <Unverified Name>[6]
Quadriacanthus voltaensis <Unverified Name>[6]
Rhabdochona pellucida <Unverified Name>[6]
Spinitectus moraveci <Unverified Name>[6]
Spinitectus petterae <Unverified Name>[6]
Spirocamallanus spiralis[6]
Stocksia pujehuni <Unverified Name>[6]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoo
Artis Zoo
Burger's Zoo
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Randers Regnskov
Rotterdam Zoo
Usti nad Labem Zoo

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: almost Pan-Africa, absent from Maghreb, the upper and lower Guinea and the Cape province and probably also Nogal province. Asia: Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and southern Turkey. Widely introduced to other parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. ; Africa: almost Pan-Africa, absent from Maghreb, the upper and lower Guinea and the Cape province and probably also Nogal province. Asia: Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and southern Turkey. Widely introduced to other parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.; Africa: almost Pan-Africa, absent from Maghreb, the upper and lower Guinea and the Cape province and probably also Nogal province. Asia: Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and southern Turkey. Widely introduced to other parts of Africa, Europe and Asia. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction. Trade restricted in Germany (Anl.3 BArtSchV).; Algeria; America, South - Inland waters; Angola; Argentina; Asia - Inland waters; Athi-Galana-Sabaki River Drainage System; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Bandama River; Bangladesh; Benin; Benue River; Botswana; Brazil; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; China; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Corubal; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Côte d'Ivoire; Danube; Djibouti; Don; East Timor; Eastern Flood Plain/Chobe River; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Ethiopian; Europe - Inland waters; France; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Greece; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kainji Lake; Kariba; Kenya; Kivu; Kunene River; Kwando River; Laguna de Bay; Lake Chad/Chari River; Lake Liambezi; Lake Malawi; Lake Rukwa Basin; Lake Turkana; Lake Victoria; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Limpopo; Linyanti Swamp; Malawi; Malaysia; Mali; Mauritania; Mekong; Mono River; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Netherlands; Niger; Nigeria; Nile; Ogun; Orange; Oriental; Ouémé River; Palearctic; Philippines; Poland; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Senegal; Shire; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tana River; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Togo; Turkey; Uganda; Uruguay; Viet Nam; Volta; Zambezi; Zambia; Zimbabwe; 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. 3Electrosensory prey detection in the African sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Clariidae), of a weakly electric mormyrid fish, the bulldog (Marcusenius macrolepidotus), Susanne Hanika, Bernd Kramer, Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2000) 48:218–228 4"Reproductive biology and feeding habits of the catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell) (Pisces: Clariidae) in lake Awassa, Ethiopia", Elias Dadebo, Ethiopian Journal of Science Vol. 23, No. 2 (December 2000), pp. 231-246 5Sagua, V.O. (1986) Preliminary observations on the feeding, habits and reproduction biology of Gymnarchus niloticus from Lake Chad. In: 3rd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 22-25 February, 1983 , Maiduguri, Nigeria. 6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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