Clar·​i·​as | \ kla(a)rēəs \

Definition of Clarias

: a genus of large eellike freshwater catfishes of Africa and southern Asia that survive the dry season buried deep in the mud

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History and Etymology for Clarias

New Latin, modification of Greek Klarios, an epithet of Apollo, literally, of Klaros, from Klaros city of ancient Greece near Colophon

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“Clarias.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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