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

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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

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

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

Prey / Diet

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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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