Clarias nieuhofii

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Clarias nieuhofii
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Clarias nieuhofii
from Mentaya Hulu, Central Kalimantan
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Clariidae
Genus: Clarias
C. nieuhofii
Binomial name
Clarias nieuhofii

Clarias nieuhofii, the slender walking catfish, is a species of clariid catfish. It has a wide distribution in Southeast Asia including peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

This species can be distinguished from other Clarias catfishes, apart from the recently discovered Clarias batu and Clarias nigricans, by the greatly elongated body which gives it a remarkably eel-like appearance. The colour is generally grey with two rows of white spots running along the length of the body just below the lateral line and 13 or 14 vertical rows of white spots just above the line. Specimens of up to 50 cm (19.7 inches) standard length have been recorded.