Walking catfish

The Walking catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, is a species of freshwater airbreathing catfish found primarily in Southeast Asia, so named for its ability to "walk" across dry land, to find food or suitable environments. More

Walking catfish are highly variable in morphology. The caudal fin is occasionally fused with the dorsal and anal fins. The teeth in the palate also undergo considerable changes with growth and can be quite variable among adults (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991). More

The walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, is a species of freshwaterFreshwater Freshwater is a word that refers to bodies of water such as ponds, lakes, rivers and streams containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids.... More

How are frogs and walking catfish alike in their adaptations? Why Ways walking catfish effect the ecosystem? If Slue rode a catfish as big as a whale down the Rio Grande. More

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Identification: Walking catfish, which are scale-less, are typically a uniform shade of gray or gray-brown with many small white spots along their sides. The head is flat and wide and the body tapers to the tail. More

The walking catfish was formally described in 1758 as Silurus batrachus in Carolus Linnaeus' 10th edition of Systema Naturae. Johannes Scopoli established the genus Clarias in 1777. Clarias is derived from Latin, meaning "shining". More

The walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, breathes air, and can make short migrations across land, which it sometimes does after rains leave standing water and soggy landscapes. While other exotic fish live subsurface lives, the walking catfish's land locomotion brought it headlines. More

Size of Walking CatfishThe walking catfish is, indeed, capable of moving on land and, when it does so, is able to breathe air. It belongs to the family Clariidae, whose members have additional, specialized breathing organs opening off the gill arches. More

transportation of live walking catfish is illegal without special state and federal permits. They can only be possessed dead, so anglers who want to try eating them should immediately put them on ice. More

and in Datz 7/2004 ("Successful spawning of the Walking Catfish in the aquarium", p. 12-15). At that time and without my intervention they catfish spawned four times in a period of only five months. More

the reproduction with the Walking Catfish", which is published in Datz 4/2006 (see chapter references / links below). More

A group of walking catfish crosses a parking lot on a rainy day. Photo courtesy USGS. More

The walking catfish, living up to its name, is among the few fish that can pick what waters in which it wants to swim. More

Walking catfish spotted in the Thames by angler = A walking catfish has been spotted in the Thames by an angler. More

The walking catfish's ability to breathe out of water is unique. They can also move short distances on land much better than any other native fish can, Shafland said. They basically shuffle along through the use of their pectoral fin. More

Common names

Magura in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
teysmann's spotted catfish in English
Walking catfish in English
短身胡鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
短身鬍鯰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Clariidae
Genus : Clarias
Species : Clarias brachysoma
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