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Bathyclarias jacksoni was described from three specimens of 46-68 cm (18-26¾ inches) standard length (without caudal fin), and the head of a fourth. The holotype was caught at Nkhata Bay, Malawi. Specimens in the type series of B. jacksoni had been included among Jackson's material of B. nyasensis and B. loweae (Greenwood, 1961).
Nothing seems to be known about the diet of this deep-water catfish. Greenwood (1961) did not report any examination of stomach contents, and there is no information in FishBase or paper-based references.
B. jacksoni can be distinguished from the other species of Bathyclarias in that it has all of the following characters (adapted from Greenwood, 1961: 222-223, 230):
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