Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Clariidae
Etymology: Clarias: Greek, chlaros = lively, in reference to the ability of the fish to live for a long time out of water; nigricans: From Latin nigricans, meaning blackish, in reference to the relatively dark color of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mahakam drainage in Borneo, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55460)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 80 - 86;
Vertebrae: 76 - 83. Distinguished from congeners of the Clarias nieuhofii species group in having a narrow snout (with an egg-shaped head when viewed dorsally), dark violet grey coloration with small white spots on flanks, a narrow head (11.7-12.3% SL), a relatively large distance between the tip of the occipital process and the base of the first dorsal fin ray (8.1-9.8% SL), and few large serrations on the anterior edge of the pectoral spine (Ref. 55460).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2003. Clarias nigricans, a new species of clariid catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from eastern Borneo. Raffles Bull. Zool. 51(2):393-398. (Ref. 55460)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00340 - 0.01694), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .