In San Felipe Spring. Found dead in spillway by Erin Salmon. Imaged only.
Fishing lake @ Old Orchard Park. mass of young bullheads in shallows.
These are a few of about 30 small catfish (1-2 inches long) that were in the shallows of Lake Creek below the last dam.
Swimming in the road at Midewin after flooding rains.
Common in sloughs and lakes in the Sacramento Valley; also in streams at lower elevations
棕鬍鯰 Whitespotted clarias or Clarias fuscus
Size is about 40-45cm
ID Credit : HungTsun Cheng @ hkwildlife FB
Catfishes (order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the heaviest and longest, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia and the second longest, the wels catfish of Eurasia, to detritivores (species that eat dead material on the bottom), and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and also...