Presence of asian catfish clarias batrachus (Siluriformes, clariidae) in Madura Island, Indonesia

Ihwan, Fajar Surya Pratama, Danang Yonarta, Abdul Rahem Faqih, Maheno Sri Widodo, Fitri Sri Valen, Muhammad Badrut Tamam, Veryl Hasan

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Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758) was a species that its condition faced the risk of extinction in most parts the Java mainland due to the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) culture industry. In September 2018, C. batrachus was captured and photographed in the Saroka River, Madura Island, east and of Java mainland. The morphological characters of this species confirm its presence in a new river, more than 150 km northeast from its type locality. The specimens of C. batrachus were characterized as follows: dorsal fin rays 60-66; anal fin rays 47-50; pectoral fin rays 9-11; ventral fin rays 6.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)958-962
Number of pages5
JournalAACL Bioflux
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Distribution
  • Freshwater fish
  • Native fish
  • Walking catfish


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