Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Clariidae
Etymology: Clarias: Greek, chlaros = lively, in reference to the ability of the fish to live for a long time out of water; insolitus: Specific name from the Latin insolitus, meaning strange; in reference to the combination of hypertrophied sensory canal pores and a knife-shaped anterior fontanel, which is not seen in other Southeast Asian Clarias.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: upper Barito River drainage in southern Borneo, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51071)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 53 - 63;
Vertebrae: 61 - 63. Hypertrophied sensory canal pores on the head and body easily visible to the naked eye; having a long and thin anterior fontanel (except for Clarias batrachus); having prominent serrations on the anterior edge of the pectoral spine (except for Clarias intermedius, Clarias meladerma, Clarias olivaceus and Clarias planiceps); lacking white spots on the body (except for Clarias olivaceus and Clarias planiceps); distance between the tip of the occipital process and the base of the first dorsal fin ray 10.3-12.4% SL; body depth 9.9-11.5% SL; head width 14.0-15.6% SL; snout length 32.5-37.7% SL; interorbital distance 39.4-43.6% SL (Ref. 51071).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2003. Clarias insolitus, a new species of clariid catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from southern Borneo. Zootaxa 284:1-8. (Ref. 51071)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00340 - 0.01694), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 (15 of 100) .