Clariidae


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Clariidae

[kla′rī·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of Asian and African catfishes in the suborder Siluroidei.
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The lake boasts of a number of fish species including the families Gymnachidae, Characidae, Cichlidae, Clariidae and Cyprinidae among others.
The African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is locally known as Ikan keli and belongs to the family Clariidae.
Lakut Melanogaster Acrochordonichhthys chamaleon Lakut Acrochordonichhthys rugosus Kekel, Jompul Akysis fuscus Akysis polystaphtlodon Breitensteinia insignis Dekat PARAKYSIDAE Parakysis anomalopteryx Dekat SISORIDAE Glyptothorax major Kalakotai Glyptothorax plalypogan Kalakotai Glyptothorax platypogonoides Kalakotai CLARIIDAE Clarias batrachus Kelik, Lele Clarias leiacanthus Kelik, Kelih Clarias meladerma Kelik, Duri Clarias teysmanni Kelik Kuning CHACIDAE Chaca bankanensis Tuka, Beliung, Entuka ARIIDAE Arius polystanphylodon Songot, Ikan perut Djahal, Djahan Arius thalassinus Manyoung utik, Gugup, Baung gugup Cephalocassis melanochir Gugup, Songot Hemiarus stormii Dukang, Gugup, Ikan Dukang Hemipimelodus borneensis Gugup, Anak dukang SALMONI-FORMES SUNDASALANGIDAE Sundasalanx cf.
It belongs to the family Clariidae, and is found in most African countries including Nigeria [2, 9].
Marine 13 Chloroscombrus chrysurus Marine 15 Chloroscombrus latus Marine 13 CICHLIDAE Hemichromis fasciatus Freshwater Sarotherodon melanotheron Freshwater Tilapia guineensis Freshwater Tilapia mariae Freshwater Tilapia zilli Freshwater CITHARIDAE Citharus linguatula Marine CLARIIDAE Clarias sp.
It is mainly a fresh water species belonging to the family Clariidae (the air breathing catfish).
Clarias species of the family Clariidae is commonly called the "Mudfish" and apart from tilapia, Clarias is the most cultured fish species in Nigeria and are generally strong fish, they possess an accessory respiratory organ, composed of a paired pear shaped air chamber containing two arborescent structures located on the fourth branchial arcs, that are supported by cartilage and covered by highly vascularised tissue which can absorb oxygen directly from the atmosphere.