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Clariallabes petricola  Greenwood, 1956

Victoria snake catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Etymology: Clariallabes: Latin, clarias, -a, -um = shining + Greek, allabes, -etos = a fish of the Nile, a kind of lamprey (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Greenwood.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 3°N - 3°S

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Africa: present in Lake Victoria and Victoria Nile near the Owen Falls dam (Ref. 4903, 26960). Possibly also in Lake Kioga (Ref. 78218).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4903)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs among stones and shingle over the river bed (Ref. 4903, 104773), and in similar places on wave-washed rocky shores of the lake (Ref. 4903, 104734). Preference for rocky or stony substrates, where they hide among the rocks (Ref. 78218). Feeds mainly on lithophilic insects (Ref. 12526, 104773), plants and Copepoda (Ref. 12526), but shows great adaptability in diet (Ref. 12526). Nothing is known about spawning and reproduction (Ref. 78218).

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Seegers, L., 2008. The catfishes of Africa: A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p. (Ref. 78218)

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=0.00692 (0.00323 - 0.01483), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.