Specimen collected from Baldwin Creek by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of Case Western Reserve University ichthyology class field trip. Fishes were collected via seining/electrofishing and were released at the end of the class discussion.
Amphilius cf. jacksoni
Caught at the Big Tank.
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...