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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Clariidae
Genus: Encheloclarias
Herre & G. S. Myers, 1937
Type species
Heterobranchus tapeinopterus
Bleeker, 1852

Encheloclarias is a genus of airbreathing catfishes endemic to Southeast Asia.[1]


There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:[2]

Encheloclarias are often found deep within the substratum of peat swamps.[1]

This genus differs from Heterobranchus and Dinotopterus in lacking extensions of the neural spine supporting the adipose fin.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ng, H. H.; Tan, H. H. (2000). "A new species of Encheloclarias from Sumatra". Journal of Fish Biology. 57: 536–539. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2000.tb02193.x. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Encheloclarias in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  3. ^ Ng, H.H. (2012): Encheloclarias medialis, a new catfish from southern Borneo (Teleostei: Clariidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 23 (2): 111-116.