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Clarias gariepinus, North African or Bighead Catfish.

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Some of these big, rugged catfishes are banned from the U.S. and other areas because of the threat they pose to become unwelcome introduced species. As airbreathers, they are capable of moving from one body of water to another overland.

They are voracious predators and pose a potential threat to native species.


Native range:

Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: Air-breathing Catfishes

Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 0 0
Genera 13 1
Species 100 1

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Reference: Fishes of the World
Image credit: JJ
Text credit: JSN
Facts about ClariidaeRDF feed
Biogroup-Organism Freshwater Fishes  +
Common name Air-breathing Catfishes  +
Family taxonomic rank Family  +
Image credit JJ  +
Native range Asia  +, and Africa  +
Reference Fishes of the World  +
Text credit JSN  +