Xenoclarias eupogon (Norman, 1928)

Lake Victoria deepwater catfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Clarias eupogon Norman, 1928


Conservation Status


Last record: 1997

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria, East Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Norman, J. R. (1928). Two new fishes from Lake Victoria. Ann. Mag. nut. Hist. (10) 2: 104-106.

Other references:

Barlow, George W. (2000). The Cichlid Fishes: Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution. Perseus Publishing.

Daget, J., Gosse, J.-P. and Thys van den Audenaerde, D.F.E. (eds). 1986. Check-list of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa (CLOFFA II) ISNB, Brussels and MRAC, Tervuren, Belgium, and ORSTOM, Paris, France.

Eccles, D.H. 1992. FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Tanzania. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome.

Gee, J. M. (1975). The genus Xenoclarias (Pisces, Siluriformes) in Lake Victoria, with a redescription of Xenoclarias eupogon and notes on the biology of the species. Journal of Zoology, Lond., 175:201-217. [Abstract]

Goudswaard, K. and Witte, F. 1997. The catfish fauna of Lake Victoria after the Nile perch upsurge. Environmental Biology of Fishes 49: 21-43

Hanssens, M. & Snoeks, J. 2006. Xenoclarias eupogon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60380A12344167. Downloaded on 20 December 2015.

Rinne, John N. (1980). Notes on the occurrence and biology of Xenoclarias Greenwood (Siluriformes: Clariidae) in Lake Victoria, East Africa. Journal of Natural History 14(4): 579-587. [Abstract]


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