Bathyclarias foveolatus (Jackson, 1955)
Bathyclarias foveolatus
photo by FAO

Family:  Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Max. size:  75 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic and occurring throughout Lake Malawi (Nyasa).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs at a depth of 30 m and deeper, in rocky areas. Feeds on rock-inhabiting species during the night (Ref. 5595). Prefers rocky substrates and feeds exclusively on fish (Ref. 78218).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2018 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 01.09.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Teugels, Guy - 04.11.02

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