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Bathyclarias rotundifrons is apparently a rare member of the flock of endemic deep-water clariids. Only three specimens were known to Jackson (1959), all from intermediate zone (rocky with sand patches) in water deeper than 40 meters. The maximum depth known for this species, according to Eccles (1992), is 75 meters. Konings (1990a) states that it is piscivorous. The largest known specimen, the holotype, measured 68 cm (26¾ inches) total length (FishBase).
B. rotundifrons can be distinguished from the other species of Bathyclarias by possessing all of the following characters (adapted from Greenwood, 1961: 230):
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