Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-122

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-122Black catfishes neiThis category includes species in the family Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes) and genus Chrysichthys.

From FishStat, all capture in 1999-2007 was from African inland waters.

From, the smallest and largest species of commercial or subsistence use distributed in Africa are as follows:

Chrysichthys praecox. Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed.

Kokuni (Chrysichthys cranchii). Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 135.0 kg.