Specimen Information

Clarias batrachus
Clarias batrachus
(Walking Catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID465420
GroupFishes
GenusClarias
Speciesbatrachus
Common NameWalking Catfish
StateFL
LocalityLake Okeechobee drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Okeechobee
HUC8 Number03090201
Map
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Collection Year1970
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1445
Author:Lachner, E.A., C.R. Robins, and W.R. Courtenay, Jr
Date:1970
Title:Exotic fishes and other aquatic organisms introduced into North America.
Journal:Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
Volume:59
Pages:1-29
Reference 2
Ref. Number:25732
Author:Lothian, A.A.
Date:1975
Title:Invasion of a renovated pond by walking catfish, clarias batrachus (linnaeus), and other species.
Journal:Florida Scientist
Volume:38
Issue:3
Pages:183-184
Comments"In the past few years it has become abundant from Ft. Lauderdale northward to Lake Okeechobee and West Palm Beach."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/15/2021].

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