Threatened fishes of the world:Clarias cavernicola Trewavas, 1936 (Clariidae)

  title={Threatened fishes of the world:Clarias cavernicola Trewavas, 1936 (Clariidae)},
  author={Michael Bruton},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  • M. Bruton
  • Published 1 June 1995
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
Identification: A small, cave-dwelling clariid catfish (reaches 161 mm SL) that is transparent to pinkish-white in colour. D 64-76, A 51-66. Head bony and depressed, slightly longer than broad, its length 4-5 times in body length. Eyes degenerate or absent. Large mouth with four pairs of barbels. No external sign of the enhancement of the non-visual senses. Dorsal and anal fins long and without spines. Pectoral fin spine barbed. Gill rakers short, 12-15 on first gill arch. Drawing by Penny… 
It's a Wonderful Hypogean Life: A Guide to the Troglomorphic Fishes of the World
There are at least 86 species of troglomorphic fishes belonging to 18 families. Some of those families are characterized by features that can be labeled as preadaptations to the hypogean life; others
The Conservation Status of Hypogean Fishes
  • G. Proudlove
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 2004
Hypogean fishes are susceptible to five main threats: habitat degradation, hydrological manipulations, environmental pollution, overexploitation, and introduced alien species. Because they are
Have fishes had their chips? The dilemma of threatened fishes
  • M. Bruton
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 2004
SynopsisThe conservation status and factors threatening fishes worldwide are reviewed in order to introduce a series of one-page articles on ‘Threatened fishes of the world’, and to encourage the
Influence of Mining Pollution on Metal Bioaccumulation and Biomarker Responses in Cave Dwelling Fish, Clarias gariepinus
  • G. Preez, V. Wepener
  • Environmental Science
    Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • 2016
Investigation of the bioaccumulation of metals, as well as relevant biomarkers, in C. gariepinus specimens sampled from the Wonderfontein Cave found that metals associated with acid mine drainage were significantly higher in the population and were reflected in an increase in oxidative stress biomarkers and the induction of metallothionein, a biomarker of metal exposure.


South African red data book--fishes
Red data sheets are provided for 50 fish species from the continental waters of South Africa and South West Africa/Namibia, containing a line drawing of each species as well as maps indicating the known distribution range of the species.
The status of fishes from sinkholes and caves in Namibia
Dr . Karl Jordan ’ s expedition to South West Africa and Angola : the freshwater fishes . Nov . 2001
  • 1936
A cave - dwelling catfish Clarias cavernicola Trewavas 1936 , in South West Africa
  • Piscator
  • 1958