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African Catfish

Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822)

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Clarias gariepinus (African Catfish) is a species of labyrinth catfishes in the family labyrinth catfishes. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mali, Guinea, Ethiopia, Jordan, Ghana, Zambia, Eritrea, Botswana, Sudan, Lebanon, Chad, Mozambique, Egypt, Malawi, Syria, Libya, Central African Republic, Algeria, Togo, Senegal, Angola, Israel, Benin, Burkina Faso, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Africa, Turkey, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, and Niger. They are omnivores. Individuals can grow to 170 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of African Catfish. View this species on GBIF