Specimen Information

Clarias batrachus
Clarias batrachus
(Walking Catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1457460
GroupFishes
GenusClarias
Speciesbatrachus
Common NameWalking Catfish
StateFL
LocalityBig Cypress Swamp drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid TypeHUC8
HUC8 NameBig Cypress Swamp
HUC8 Number03090204
HUC10 Number0309020403
Map
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Collection Year1976
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:167
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr.
Date:1978
Title:Additional range expansion in Florida of the introduced walking catfish
Journal:Environmental Conservation
Volume:5
Issue:4
Pages:273-275
CommentsUnexplained fish kill in early part of the year found 90% of fish species to be walking catfish; species present and spread throughout swamp in 1978 survey
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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