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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Clariidae Airbreathing catfishes

Genus: Clarias

(See list of species below)



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60 species (see list below)

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Asia

 
Clarias abbreviatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Clarias agboyiensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL

 
Clarias albopunctatus
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Clarias alluaudi Boulenger, 1906

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Clarias alluaudi
[Alluaud's catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Clarias anfractus
[]

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.

Africa
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Clarias angolensis Steindachner, 1866

Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Clarias angolensis
[Angolian walking catfish]

Photo by Teugels, G.

Africa
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Clarias anguillaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Teugels, G.
 
Clarias anguillaris
[Mudfish]

Photo by Lovshin, L.

Asia
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Clarias batrachus
[Philippine catfish]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL
Clarias batu Lim & Ng, 1999

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Clarias batu
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Clarias brachysoma
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm TL
Clarias buettikoferi Steindachner, 1894

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Clarias buettikoferi
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 90 cm SL
Clarias buthupogon Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias buthupogon
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 46.6 cm TL
Clarias camerunensis Lönnberg, 1895

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clarias camerunensis
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Clarias cataractus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Clarias cavernicola
[Cave catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Clarias dayi
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Clarias dhonti (Boulenger, 1920)

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clarias dhonti
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Clarias dumerilii Steindachner, 1866

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Clarias dumerilii
[]

Photo by A. Biju Kumar

Asia
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Clarias dussumieri Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Clarias dussumieri
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 31.5 cm TL
Clarias ebriensis Pellegrin, 1920

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Clarias ebriensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Clarias engelseni
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL
Clarias fuscus (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by CAFS
 
Clarias fuscus
[Hong Kong catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Clarias gabonensis
[]

Photo by Larsen, J.H.

Africa
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822)

Photo by Larsen, J.H.
 
Clarias gariepinus
[North African catfish]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia

Clarias gracilentus Ng, Hong & Tu, 2011

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Clarias gracilentus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19.6 cm TL

 
Clarias hilli
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Asia
Max. Length 14.0 cm SL
Clarias insolitus Ng, 2003

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Clarias insolitus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 19.3 cm SL

 
Clarias intermedius
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 48.3 cm TL
Clarias jaensis Boulenger, 1909

Photo by RMCA
 
Clarias jaensis
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Clarias kapuasensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 31.7 cm TL

 
Clarias laeviceps
[Catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.4 cm TL

 
Clarias lamottei
[]

Photo by Ahmad, A.

Asia
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Clarias leiacanthus Bleeker, 1851

Photo by Ahmad, A.
 
Clarias leiacanthus
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Clarias liocephalus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Clarias liocephalus
[Smoothhead catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 22.5 cm TL

 
Clarias longior
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Clarias maclareni
[]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Clarias macrocephalus Günther, 1864

Photo by CAFS
 
Clarias macrocephalus
[Bighead catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 31.6 cm TL

 
Clarias macromystax
[]

Photo by Biswas, B.K.

Asia
Max. Length 21.3 cm SL
Clarias magur (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Biswas, B.K.
 
Clarias magur
[]

Photo by WWF Thailand-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.

Asia
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Clarias meladerma Bleeker, 1846

Photo by WWF Thailand-Canon / Vidthayanon, C.
 
Clarias meladerma
[Blackskin catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 23.3 cm SL

 
Clarias microspilus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Clarias microstomus
[]
No picture found
Asia

 
Clarias nebulosus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Clarias ngamensis Castelnau, 1861

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias ngamensis
[Blunt-toothed African catfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Asia
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Clarias nieuhofii Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clarias nieuhofii
[Slender walking catfish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 30.8 cm SL

 
Clarias nigricans
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 17.6 cm TL
Clarias nigromarmoratus Poll, 1967

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clarias nigromarmoratus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 24.2 cm SL

 
Clarias olivaceus
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 35.6 cm TL
Clarias pachynema Boulenger, 1903

Photo by RMCA
 
Clarias pachynema
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 29.7 cm SL

 
Clarias planiceps
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 37.6 cm TL
Clarias platycephalus Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias platycephalus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Clarias pseudoleiacanthus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 31.6 cm SL

 
Clarias pseudonieuhofii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 50.8 cm TL

 
Clarias salae
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 41 cm SL
Clarias stappersii Boulenger, 1915

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Clarias stappersii
[Blotched catfish]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Clarias submarginatus Peters, 1882

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias submarginatus
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 20.7 cm SL

 
Clarias sulcatus
[]

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.

Asia
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Clarias teijsmanni Bleeker, 1857

Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Clarias teijsmanni
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Clarias theodorae Weber, 1897

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Clarias theodorae
[Snake catfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Clarias werneri Boulenger, 1906

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Clarias werneri
[Werner's catfish]
60 Species of Family Clariidae with Genus Clarias
(Airbreathing catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1840 Clarias abbreviatus Asia
1980 Clarias agboyiensis Africa 29 TL
1953 Clarias albopunctatus Africa 19.5 TL
1906 Clarias alluaudi Alluaud's catfish Africa 35 SL
1999 Clarias anfractus Asia 17.6 SL
1866 Clarias angolensis Angolian walking catfish Africa 35 TL
1758 Clarias anguillaris Mudfish Africa 100 TL
1758 Clarias batrachus Philippine catfish Asia 47 TL
1999 Clarias batu Asia 30.5 SL
1864 Clarias brachysoma Asia 50 TL
1894 Clarias buettikoferi Africa 19.2 TL
1879 Clarias buthupogon Africa 90 SL
1895 Clarias camerunensis Africa 46.6 TL
1939 Clarias cataractus Asia
1936 Clarias cavernicola Cave catfish Africa 16.1 SL
1936 Clarias dayi Asia 17.5 TL
1920 Clarias dhonti Africa 18.5 TL
1866 Clarias dumerilii Africa 30.5 TL
1840 Clarias dussumieri Asia 25 TL
1920 Clarias ebriensis Africa 31.5 TL
1926 Clarias engelseni Africa 18.5 TL
1803 Clarias fuscus Hong Kong catfish Asia 24.5 SL
1867 Clarias gabonensis Africa 36 TL
1822 Clarias gariepinus North African catfish Africa 170 TL
2011 Clarias gracilentus Asia
1936 Clarias hilli Africa 19.6 TL
2003 Clarias insolitus Asia 14.0 SL
2001 Clarias intermedius Asia 19.3 SL
1909 Clarias jaensis Africa 48.3 TL
2003 Clarias kapuasensis Asia 26 SL
1862 Clarias laeviceps Catfish Africa 31.7 TL
1967 Clarias lamottei Africa 16.4 TL
1851 Clarias leiacanthus Asia 33 TL
1898 Clarias liocephalus Smoothhead catfish Africa 32 TL
1907 Clarias longior Africa 22.5 TL
1962 Clarias maclareni Africa 36 TL
1864 Clarias macrocephalus Bighead catfish Asia 120 TL
1864 Clarias macromystax Africa 31.6 TL
1822 Clarias magur Asia 21.3 SL
1846 Clarias meladerma Blackskin catfish Asia 35 SL
2011 Clarias microspilus Asia 23.3 SL
2001 Clarias microstomus Asia 14.1 SL
1958 Clarias nebulosus Asia
1861 Clarias ngamensis Blunt-toothed African catfish Africa 73 TL
1840 Clarias nieuhofii Slender walking catfish Asia 50 TL
2003 Clarias nigricans Asia 30.8 SL
1967 Clarias nigromarmoratus Africa 17.6 TL
1904 Clarias olivaceus Asia 24.2 SL
1903 Clarias pachynema Africa 35.6 TL
1999 Clarias planiceps Asia 29.7 SL
1902 Clarias platycephalus Africa 37.6 TL
2003 Clarias pseudoleiacanthus Asia 24.5 SL
2004 Clarias pseudonieuhofii Asia 31.6 SL
1881 Clarias salae Africa 50.8 TL
1915 Clarias stappersii Blotched catfish Africa 41 SL
1882 Clarias submarginatus Africa 16 TL
2004 Clarias sulcatus Asia 20.7 SL
1857 Clarias teijsmanni Asia 22 TL
1897 Clarias theodorae Snake catfish Africa 35 TL
1906 Clarias werneri Werner's catfish Africa 23 SL



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