Clarias batrachus
Clarias batrachus
(Walking Catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

20 results for Clarias batrachus (Walking Catfish)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2127 Clarias batrachus Competition Anecdotal N/A The fishes which are most affected by the walking catfish introduction appear to be the native... 181
2129 Clarias batrachus Competition Anecdotal N/A The fishes which are most affected by the walking catfish introduction appear to be the native... 181
2130 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Anecdotal N/A The favorite foods of walking catfish are those that are easily obtained: attached periphyton for... 181
2131 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Predation of native fishes by Walking Catfish in south Florida is noted mostly in the dry season... 166
2135 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Walking catfish and several cichlid species prey upon centrarchid eggs and fry. 466
2136 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Stomach contents of exotics reveal that small native fishes are the major prey of the Oscar (Hogg... 466
2137 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Walking catfish are voracious, opportunistic feeders. Stomach contents of 64 specimens yielded 35... 165
2139 Clarias batrachus Aquaculture/Agriculture Observational N/A Ironically, its greatest negative impact has been to the aquarium fish culture industry in Florida.... 1099
2140 Clarias batrachus Infrastructure Observational N/A Ironically, its greatest negative impact has been to the aquarium fish culture industry in Florida.... 1099
2142 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Observational N/A Ironically, the greatest negative impact has been to the aquarium fish culture industry in Florida.... 1099
2144 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Experimental Laboratory The results indicate that C. batrachus may have a relatively small impact on the abundance and... 24012
2145 Clarias batrachus Human Health Observational N/A From time to time, walking catfish may be seen migrating in masse from water body to water body... 33443
2146 Clarias batrachus Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational Field Early on, Enteric septicemia of catfish was believed to affect only ictalurid catfishes, but in... 33444
2147 Clarias batrachus Aquaculture/Agriculture Observational Laboratory Early on, Enteric septicemia of catfish was believed to affect only ictalurid catfishes, but in... 33444
2148 Clarias batrachus Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A Walking catfish are known to carry a number of parasites in their native range that may potentially... 33450
2149 Clarias batrachus Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A Walking catfish are known to carry a number of parasites that can potentially harm native fish if... 33449
5504 Clarias batrachus Commerce Observational Field Clarias batrachus enter aquaculture ponds and eat the stocked fish. Some aquaculturists... 166
5510 Clarias batrachus Aquaculture/Agriculture Observational Field Clarias batrachus enter aquaculture ponds and eat the stocked fish. Some aquaculturists... 166
5585 Clarias batrachus Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Clarias batrachus prey on native fish and will often kill large bass without eating them... 167
5621 Clarias batrachus Competition Anecdotal N/A Clarias batrachus have crowded out native fish in some South Florida waterbodies. 39625

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