The pet store labeled him "Sawnose Fish."
Specimen collected from Rocky River by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of educational outing with Baldwin Wallace University. Fishes were collected via electrofishing and were released at the end of the class discussion.
These records add to the list documented at this site on 6 June 2014 and 24 July 2014.
These non-native fish were abundant in Lake Casa Blanca. Many were apparently dying along the shorelines. Many were much larger than the present example.
Mwalalo River, Matema, Southern Tanzania
Pez Diablo. Especie introducida. Laguna junto al Rio Bravo. Los pescadores reportan una alta abundancia y perdidas economicas respecto a las especies locales.
Matema = Lake Malawi in Tanzania
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...