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Xenoclarias eupogon (Norman)

Lake Victoria Deepwater Catfish (Xenoclarias eupogon)

The Lake Victoria Deepwater Catfish, described in 1928, is endemic to Lake Victoria.

The species was last caught in the late 1980s; like many other endemic fish species, it begun to disappear after the introduction of Nile Perches (Lates niloticus (L.)) to the lake, but increased eutrophication of the lake and possibly also overfishing may have played a role in the possible extinction of this species.


edited: 16.02.2024