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Clarias insolitus  Ng, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Etymology: Clarias: Greek, chlaros = lively, in reference to the ability of the fish to live for a long time out of water;  insolitus: Specific name from the Latin insolitus, meaning strange; in reference to the combination of hypertrophied sensory canal pores and a knife-shaped anterior fontanel, which is not seen in other Southeast Asian Clarias.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: upper Barito River drainage in southern Borneo, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51071)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 67-76; Anal soft rays: 53 - 63; Vertebrae: 61 - 63. Hypertrophied sensory canal pores on the head and body easily visible to the naked eye; having a long and thin anterior fontanel (except for Clarias batrachus); having prominent serrations on the anterior edge of the pectoral spine (except for Clarias intermedius, Clarias meladerma, Clarias olivaceus and Clarias planiceps); lacking white spots on the body (except for Clarias olivaceus and Clarias planiceps); distance between the tip of the occipital process and the base of the first dorsal fin ray 10.3-12.4% SL; body depth 9.9-11.5% SL; head width 14.0-15.6% SL; snout length 32.5-37.7% SL; interorbital distance 39.4-43.6% SL (Ref. 51071).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ng, H.H., 2003. Clarias insolitus, a new species of clariid catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from southern Borneo. Zootaxa 284:1-8. (Ref. 51071)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00336 - 0.01560), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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 vulnerability (15 of 100) .