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Clarias macrocephalus x Clarias gariepinus

Image contributors to this species:

Jean-Francois Helias (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Google Search All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

These images by contributor Jean-Francois Helias depict a hybrid between C. macrocephalus (Asia) and C.gariepinus (Africa) ) these 2 species were caught in a Lake in Thailand. They are produced in Thailand in a commercial scale for the food market, as it is a preferred taste. Pond culture of this species was begun at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Clariidae blycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Thailand, Viet-Nam

Size:

80cm. (31ins)

Temp:

20-26C (68-79F)

p.H.

6.0-7.5.

Reference:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the united Nations: Manual on seed production of African  catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

 

 

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                        updated = September 11, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017