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2009-03-18 13:17:48

Experts said a walking catfish, a species rarely seen outside of Southeast Asia, was found washed up on the shore of the Thames Estuary in London. Birol Koca said he discovered the fish while he was fishing along the Woolwich Reach in East London, the East London Advertiser reported Wednesday. I instantly recognized it as a catfish, he said. I knew these fish should not be in our local rivers, so I called the Environment Agency's 24-hour Incident Line. Environment Agency fisheries officer...


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African Sharptooth Catfish, Clarias gariepinus
2013-02-09 08:30:28

Image Credit: WA Djatmiko/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The African sharptooth catfish is native throughout Africa, and the Middle East, and in the 1980’s it was introduced all over the world. This catfish lives on muddy bottoms in freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps, man-made habitats, and occasionally found in urban sewage systems. This species is able to crawl across dry ground to another body of water when one pool dries up. It is also able to survive for long periods of...

Airbreathing Catfish, Clarias Gariepinus
2012-12-25 12:26:23

Air breathing catfish or clariids are all fresh water fish found mainly in Africa, but also can be found in Syria, southern Turkey, and Southeast Asia. There are 14 different groups and 100 different species of clariids. Clariids have an elongated body with a long dorsal fin (top fin) and a long anal fin (bottom fin). Around the mouth there are 4 barbels (whiskers) and the clariids are the only species to have a labyrinth organ (a tree-like organ on the 2nd and 4th gill. This organ allows...

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2008-10-08 12:33:40

The African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus) is a species of catfish found throughout Africa and the Middle East. They inhabit freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps, and manmade ponds. Sometimes they can even be found in urban sewer systems. It is a large, eel-like fish that often reaches lengths of 40 to 60 inches. It is usually dark gray or black in color on the back, with fading to a white belly. These fish have slender bodies, a flat bony head, and a broad, terminal mouth with four pairs of...

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2007-04-03 00:22:49

The Walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, also known as the Magur or Pla Duk Dam, is a species of air breathing catfish with the ability to "walk" out of the water and across land. Its "walk" is more like a sort of wriggling motion with snakelike movements, as well as using its pectoral fins as "legs". This fish normally lives in slow-moving and often stagnant waters in ponds, swamps, streams and rivers (Mekong and Chao Phraya basins), flooded rice paddies or temporary pools which may dry up....

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