Clarias brachysoma Günther, 1864
photo by Nientied, T.

Family:  Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,630.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Sri Lanka.
Biology:  Inhabits rain forest streams and lowland rivers. Feeds at night on fish, worms, frogs, tadpoles and crustaceans.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 06 August 2019 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.06.95

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