Eel catfish

The thin eel-shaped body of C.

The Eel catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 7.8, dH range: 25 environment.

The striped eel catfish is not so easily found in the local pet shops. However, they are very easy to keep as they are very hardy in nature. They only need clean and reasonably hard water conditions. More

The striped eel catfish, on the other hand, looks a lot more like an eel in shape. The behavior patterns of the two fishes are also different. More

The eel catfish is easily recognised from its rippling, continuous fins that run from the dorsal right down to the ventral portion of the fish. This is a tropical marine species that is around 45-90 cm long. Image by Mike Tan. More

The eel catfish, Channallabes apus, is an airbreathing catfish found in the muddy swamps of the tropics of western Africa. The fish is 30 - 40 cm long and is notable for the ability to propel itself out of the water to catch prey. More

Photo: School of fusiliersPhoto: Orange basslets in soft coralPhoto: School of barracudaPhoto: School of convict tangPhoto: Sea lion and salema fishPhoto: School of herringPhoto: School of grunt fishPhoto: Group of striped eel catfishPhoto: Spawning Atlantic salmonPhoto: Butterfly fish in French PolynesiaPhoto: School of horse-eye jackPhoto: Caged bluefin tuna ENLARGEWALLPAPER Whiskers at the ready, a group of striped-eel catfish in Indonesia’s Lembeh Strait peers into the camera. More

Eel catfish are slow growing catfish and tend to be on of the smallest of the catfish family that anglers tend to target. More

Eel catfish; Whitelipped eel catfish; Striped eel-catfish; Darkfin eel catfish; Catfish; Moray eel; Spiny eel; Ribbon eel; Snake eel; Wolf-eel; Longfinned eel; Wolf eel; Shortfin eel; Eel sucker; Palespotted eel; Bastard eel; Longfin eel; Apteronotid eel; Conger eel; Deepwater eel; Serpent eel; Fire eel; Red eel; More

The Striped eel catfish has a long and cylindrical body, flattening into an eel-like tail. They can be recognised by their striped colouration (two or three stripes) and their four pairs of barbels around the mouth. More

The Striped eel catfish is an interesting schooling fish. Juvenile specimens live in large schools with 100s of fish in them, while adults live in smaller groups. More

A video still of an eel catfish capturing a beetle on land. Credit: ©Nature A close-up of two C. apus heads. More

Three eel catfish described = Belgian scientists have described three new species belonging to the African eel-like clariid genus Channallabes. More

Like many fish, the eel catfish is a typical suction feeder when it's in the water - it sucks in a mouthful of water and its prey. But on land the eel catfish lifts the front part of its body and bends its head down toward the ground. More

Common names

Aalwels in German (Deutsch)
Ålmal in Swedish (Svenska)
Ámbenga in Lingala (Lingála)
Ankeriasmonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Eel catfish in English
Kaliholela in Chokwe
Lemmeløs ålemalle in Danish (dansk)
Lusombi in Chokwe
鱔胡鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
鳝胡鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Clariidae
Genus : Channallabes
Species : Channallabes apus
Authority : G