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

Word History


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 23 Apr. 2024.

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