Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Clariidae
Etymology: Clariallabes: Latin, clarias, -a, -um = shining + Greek, allabes, -etos = a fish of the Nile, a kind of lamprey (Ref. 45335); mutsindoziensis: From the type locality, Mutsindozi River (Ref. 26960).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: known from the Mutsindozi River, an affluent of the Malagarasi, in Burundi (Ref. 26960, 78218).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26960)
Found over sand and mud bottoms (Ref. 26960, 78218). Voracious species, feeds on insects and insect larvae (Coleoptera and other unidentified larvae) (Ref. 26960). Insects and insect larvae have been found in stomach (Ref. 78218).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Taverne, L. and L. De Vos, 1998. Clariallabes mutsindoziensis (Teleostei: Clariidae), nouveau silure du bassin de la Malagarasi (bassin du lac Tanganyika), Burundi. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 8(3):211-220. (Ref. 26960)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii)); Date assessed: 31 January 2006
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=0.00741 (0.00328 - 0.01678), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .