Clarias batrachus

It is named for its ability to walk across dry lan to find food or suitable environments. While it does not truly walk as most bipeds or quadrupeds do, it has the ability to use its pectoral fins to keep it upright as it . Taxonomic Source(s):, Kottelat, M. The fishes of the inland waters of . It has also been introduced in several countries, including the USA. Inhabits river systems.

Indochina and Clarias aff. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction. It is readily recognizable as a catfish with four pairs of barbels (whiskers) and fleshy, papillated lips.

The teeth are villiform (small and bristle-like), occurring in patches on the . Clarias batrachus , the walking catfish, has an elongate body that is broader at the hea tapering toward the tail. Although it is native to Southeast Asia, it has successfully invaded other areas with the help of humans, including eastern India , . Originating in South-East Asia, C. Walking catfish, as it is commonly known (named for their ability to move over land), is an opportunistic feeder and can go for months without food. During a drought large numbers of walking catfish .

Sarkar S(1), Bhattacharya Juin SK, Nath P. Author information: (1)Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati . English: Magur, Walking catfish and Philippine catfish. The family Clariidae includes about a hundred different species. All are scaleless fish with four pair of barbles.

They are able to breathe air by means of a labyrenthic organ arising from the gill arches. Some of the fish “walk” from one water body to another during wet seasons using their pectoral fins. Reference for: Clarias batrachus. Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no.

To cite this Myers, P. The Animal Diversity Web (online). The impacts from this opportunist feeder are probably most pronounced in small, isolated wetland ponds where walking catfish quickly consume or outcompete . Scientific Name: Clarias batrachus. Identification: Walking catfish, which are scale-less, are typically a uniform shade of gray or gray-brown with many small white spots along their sides.

The head is flat and wide and the body tapers to the tail. The eyes are very small and . This fish is highly preferred fish by Indian consumers and has high market demand. As a result traders often substitute C. A short description about magur fish.

Common name, Walking catfish. Synonym, Silurus batrachus. However with such an evaluation . Define Clarias batrachus. A freshwater catfish , native to Southeast Asia and established in Florida, that is able to breathe out of water and travel short distances on land.

The G1B cell line was derived from normal gill tissue taken from a healthy adult walking catfish. MoreLess The cells support the in vitro growth of Amyloodinium ocellatum, a dinoflagellate that infects the gills and skin of both marine and brackish water fishes. Our new entry to the BioFresh Cabinet of Freshwater Curiosities is the remarkably destructive walking catfish.

It breathes air, eats practically anything, and walks using its pectoral fins, wriggling along as it searches for water.