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Clarias ngamensis (Blunttooth catfish; Blunt-toothed African catfish; Clarid catfish)

Synonyms: Clarias melandi; Clarias mellandi; Clarias nagamensis; Clarias prentissgrayi; Dinopterus jallae; Dinopterus pentissgrayi; Dinotopteroides prentissgrayi; Dinotopterus jallae
Language: Afrikaans; Bemba; Lwena; Mandarin Chinese; Nyanja; Sena

Attributes

Migration [1]  Potamodromous

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
Moremi Game Reserve IV 1214686 Botswana  

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[2]
Zea mays (corn)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Diplostomum mashonense <Unverified Name>[3]
Eumasenia bangweulensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Monobothrioides woodlandi <Unverified Name>[3]
Orientocreadium batrachoides <Unverified Name>[3]

Range Map

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Found in Quanza, Cunene, Okavango, Chobe, Lake Ngami, upper Zambezi (above Victoria Falls), Kafue, Lake Malawi, upper Lualaba, Luapula, Lakes Moero and Bangweulu, Pungwe, Buzi, Save, Limpopo, Incomati, lower Pongolo and lower Sabi/Lundi system (Ref. 248). Also reported from the lower Shire (Ref. 7248); Africa: Found in Quanza, Cunene, Okavango, Chobe, Lake Ngami, upper Zambezi (above Victoria Falls), Lake Malawi, upper Lualaba, Luapula , Lakes Moero and Bangweulu, Pungwe, Buzi, Save, Limpopo, Incomati, lower Pongolo and lower Sabi, Lundi system. Also ; Angola; Botswana; Eastern Flood Plain/Chobe River; Ethiopian; Kunene River; Kwando River; Lake Liambezi; Lake Malawi; Limpopo; Linyanti Swamp; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Shire; South Africa; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Zambezi; Zambia; Zimbabwe;

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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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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