A baby flathead catfish. You can tell it from a mad tom because of the small clear patch on the tail fin. Was caught in a seine at the WSU Ninnescah field station.
In beaver pond along slough of Box Creek.
Caught in Neches River.
I found it floating dead :(
Caught from Neches River.
Capturado en el rio Palizada con red de enmalle de 3 pulgadas
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...