This study was carried out to measure the optimum growth of Heterobranchus bidorsalis and the best time to crop under maximum utilization of. Biology. Hardly anything is known about the biology of this species (Ref. ). Maximum reported size for West Africa: mm TL (Ref. ). Trusted. Information about the classification of Heterobranchus bidorsalis. Includes facts, pictures and articles.

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Heterobranchus bidorsalisthe African catfish or eel-like fattyfin catfishis an airbreathing catfish found in Africa.

The head of Heterobranchus bidorsalis is shaped like an oval and has a rectangular dorsum. The snout is round and the eyes are lateral.

The frontal fontanelle is long and narrow while the occipital fontanelle is relatively long and is shaped like an oval. The postorbital bones are completely united.


Human uses

The suprabranchial organ is well developed. The pectoral spine is smooth. The body and fins may have spots. The maximum recorded weight for this species is The species has dorsal in the back soft raysanal soft rays, and vertebrate.

Heterobranchus – Wikipedia

This fish is commercially fished for human consumption. In studies on the effects of pollution on this fish it was shown to be tolerant to acute levels of agrolyser a type of fertilizerhowever a high concentration of anthracene in the liver can kill the catfish.

Studies into artificial spawning in this species showed that spawning can be induced in females by single intramuscular hormone injections of carp pituitary suspensions.

This catfish is a demersal fish and inhabits freshwater. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Heterobranchus bidorsalis Conservation status. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire Retrieved 14 January Research Journal of Environmental Sciences.

Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. Retrieved from ” https: Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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