Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Clariidae
Etymology: Clarias: Greek, chlaros = lively, in reference to the ability of the fish to live for a long time out of water; pseudoleiacanthus: Named in reference to its similar external morphology with C. leiacanthus ('pseudo' (= false); 'leios' (smooth); acanthos (spine) (Ref. 49847). Not in Eschmeyer (Ref. 46206).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Borneo, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49847)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 55 - 57. Short distance between the occipital process and the base of the first dorsal fin ray (4.5-5.6% SL), a very short occipital process length (5.7-8.0% HL), the anterior edge of the pectoral spine smooth and without serrae, and a relatively short anal fin compared to C. nieuhofii with 55-57 rays (Ref. 49847).
Inhabits peat swamps in coastal forest areas (Ref. 49847).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sudarto, G.G. Teugels and L. Pouyaud, 2003. Description of two new Clarias species from Borneo (Siluriformes, Clariidae). Cybium 27(2):153-161. (Ref. 49847)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00351 - 0.01798), b=2.97 (2.79 - 3.15), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .