Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Clariidae
Etymology: Clariallabes: Latin, clarias, -a, -um = shining + Greek, allabes, -etos = a fish of the Nile, a kind of lamprey (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: known only from the holotype from Cameroon (unspecified locality)(Ref. 81644).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3820)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 60. Diagnosis: eyes with free orbital rim; dorsal and anal fins long (69% and 55% SL, respectively) and partially fused to the caudal fin; skull short but broad, being almost as broad as long (skull width 90% skull length); external mandibular barbel of equal length as skull (Ref. 81644).
Apart from the original description nothing is known about this species (Ref. 78218).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Teugels, G.G., 1986. Clariidae. p. 66-101. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels, MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3820)
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. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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 (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 518 [233, 1,112] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.96 [1.07, 3.65] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.8 [15.0, 18.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.288 [0.114, 0.743] g/100g ; Selenium = 60.5 [15.6, 187.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 49.7 [16.4, 165.4] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.11 [1.26, 3.32] mg/100g (wet weight);