The catfish (Order: Siluriformes; Family: Siluridae) was caught from an ox-bow lake(natural wetland) and photographed on the spot.
Seen swimming in a turbid slackwater marsh within the nature reserve.
Juvenile yellow bullhead catfish (Americus natalis). Photarium scale in centimeters. This fish has been residing in an aquarium for the past few months.
Small pond on each side of the road. There were more water when I visited the place than you can see on google map now (2013).
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...