Specimen Information

Clarias gariepinus
Clarias gariepinus
(Sharptooth catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1524523
GroupFishes
GenusClarias
Speciesgariepinus
Common NameSharptooth catfish
StatePR
CountyGuayama
LocalityCanal de Patillas, at bridge ~0.5 km east of PR-7707 S.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouthern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010004
HUC10 NameRio Coamo to Rio Seco Watersheds
HUC10 Number2101000404
HUC12 NameCoastal Watersheds West and East of Rio Seco mouth
HUC12 Number210100040416
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Collection Day31
Collection Month10
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown | released aquarium | escaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:32423
Author:Rodriguez-Barreras, R., and C. Zapata-Arroyo
Date:2019
Title:The first record of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) in Puerto Rico
Journal:International Journal of Aquatic Sciences
Volume:10
Issue:2
Pages:accepted proof
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
DisposalUniversity of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras zoology collection
Museum Cat NumberMZUPRRP-I-936 & MZUPRRP-I-937
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Number Preserved2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/23/2019].

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