This catfish was caught in the Pacific Ocean near Jama, Ecuador
walking catfich...thriving in stagnant water pools...
Tadpoles in a large mud puddle, not a pond, it only fills up when we have quite a bit of rain.
I have been told this is some sort of introduced "armored catfish" which is common here. It is in the grasp of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
A fish with two barbels. Center of the body is black-gray while the side is white. The tips of dorsal fin and caudal fin are yellow-orange. Pretty large in size, about 50-60cm.
Imperial County, California, US
Lack of black spots on the flanks leads me to believe this is a Blue Catfish instead of a Channel Catfish. But I'm not positive.
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...