White catfish

Silonia is a genus of catfishes of the family Schilbeidae.

The White catfish lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

Species overview: Although the white catfish has been stocked in waters where it was not native, its original home was Atlantic Coast watersheds from the lower Hudson River in New York, south to Florida and on to Mississippi. More

White catfish illustration by Duane Raver, USFWS White Catfish Ameiurus catus (A.K.A. More

CHARACTERISTICS: The white catfish is distinguished from all other Alabama catfishes by its moderately forked caudal fin and short, large head, the width of which is usually greater than the anal fin length. More

The white catfish is very similar in appearance to the channel catfish. Most individuals would not realize that they had caught anything other than a channel catfish, but there are some differences. More

white catfish feeds mostly at night. Their habitat preference is midway between the channel catfish, which uses firmer bottoms and swift currents, and bullheads, which live in slow water over soft, silty bottoms. More

White catfish, approximately 21 cm (6”) long, view of head. Location: Deer Creek, California Date: 6/20/2007. White catfish, approximately 21 cm (6”) long, view of head. Location: Deer Creek, California Date: 6/20/2007. More

Fish and Wildlife has certified a new state record white catfish that was caught from Dallenbach Pond in East Brunswick, Middlesex County on August 14. More

The white catfish is native to the U.S. Atlantic coastal states from about Palm Beach, Florida, to New York. It has been introduced outside this range southward into Texas and on the west coast. More

White Catfish fishing tips include information on habitat, lures, bait, and fishing techniques. Also included is a creamy white garlic sauce catfish recipe. - Sponsored Links The white catfish is a popular game fish among many fishermen. More

White catfish are also opportunistic in what they eat. Due to their size, excellent sensory perception and voracity catfish often serve as a top predator. More

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consistently locate white catfish in any body of water. Like other catfish, whites are built for the rigors of river life. They tolerate faster water than bullheads, but avoid the swift currents favored by channel cats. More

White catfish will typically found in slower meandering creeks, streams, canals and small rivers. They are occasionally found in brackish waters which drain into and mix with saltwater. More

White Catfish Camp has its roots in July 1804 when Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery made camp near present-day Council Bluffs. The five-day stop was an opportunity to repair equipment and make astronomical observations. More

white catfish has 22-24 anal rays while the channel cat has 25-28. The white catfish is sort of on the cusp, showing characteristics of both Ictalurus and Ameiurus. Sexing The dorsum of breeding males is a dark gray. More

similar white catfish that has 24 to 29 rays. Young channel catfish usually have dark spots scattered along their sides however these spots may disappear with age and may not be present on larger individuals. More

White catfish reach maturity at 3-4 years and can reach a length of 24 inches. In general they grow slower than channel catfish. USES: These fish were initially looked at as a potential aquaculture species due to increase environmental tolerances. More

The white catfish is the least common member of New York State's catfish family. It has a very restricted range, occurring only in the lower Hudson River and a few inland lakes. More

White catfish are second only to the channel catfish in popularity. Live bait, especially minnows and worms, accounts for most caught whites, but they also will take cut and prepared baits. Food Quality An excellent food fish, whites are prized for their firm, white flesh. More

Common names

Bili-halathi in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Bili-halati in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Ponathtee in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Seelundh in Marathi (मराठी)
Silan in Marathi (मराठी)
Silond in Oriya (ଓଡ଼ିଆ)
Vankkakuultomonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
White catfish in English
सीळुंध in Marathi (मराठी)
ஜீலாங்  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பூநட்டீஸ்  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பொன்னத்தி in Tamil (தமிழ்)
வழக்கீ கெழுத்தீ in Tamil (தமிழ்)
వాం జో  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
奇氏西隆鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
奇氏西隆鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Schilbeidae
Genus : Silonia
Species : Silonia childreni
Authority : Sykes, 1839