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Clarias brachysoma

(Walking catfish)


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Family : Airbreathing catfishes ; Inhabits rain forest streams and lowland rivers . Feeds at night on fish, worms, frogs , tadpoles and crustaceans.

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Walking catfish

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

短身胡鲶, 短身鬍鯰

Common Names in Sinhalese:



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Biome: Fresh water . Demersal .


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Clarias teysmanni (Non Bleeker


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Clarias

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 29 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. agboyiensis (Mudfish) · C. alluaudi (Alluaud's Catfish) · C. anguillaris (Eel Catfish) · C. batrachus (Toyman's Spotted Catfish) · C. brachysoma (Walking Catfish) · C. cavernicola (Cave Catfish) · C. dayi (Malabar Clariid) · C. duchaillui (Lake Victoria Deepwater Catfish) · C. dussumieri (Valenciennes Clariid) · C. dussumieri dussumieri (Valenciennes Clariid) · C. fuscus (Whitespotted Freshwater Catfish) · C. gariepinus (North African Catfish) · C. jaensis (Mudfish) · C. laeviceps (Ll) · C. laeviceps laeviceps (Catfish) · C. liocephalus (Smooth-Head Catfish) · C. macrocephalus (Freshwater Catfish) · C. magur (Wagur) · C. meladerma (Blackskin Catfish) · C. moorii (Blunt-Toothed African Catfish) · C. ngamensis (Blunt-Toothed African Catfish (FB)) · C. nieuhofii (Slender Walking Catfish) · C. smithii (Blotched Catfish) · C. stappersii (Blotched Catfish) · C. submarginatus (Blotched Catfish) · C. teijsmanni (Teysmann's Spotted Catfish) · C. theodora (North African Catfish) · C. theodorae (Snake Catfish (FB)) · C. werneri (Werner´s Catfish)

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Last Revised: 2015-02-06