Eurasian catfish

The Eurasian catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Eurasian catfish family Siluridae includes the wels (Siluris glanis), which grows over 12 ft (3.7 m) long and weighs hundreds of pounds. At the other extreme in this family is the glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhus) of southeastern Asia, which is only 4 in (10 cm) long. More

Eurasian catfish (Siluridae), attains a length of 4.5 metres (15 feet) and a weight of 300 kg (660 pounds). The extent of morphological diversity is at least as great as that in any other group of living vertebrates. Body plans of representative ostariophysan fishes. More

Common names

Biwako-ô-namazu in Japanese (日本語)
Biwako-ônamazu in Japanese (日本語)
Biwako-oo-namazu in Japanese (日本語)
Eurasian catfish in English
Lake Biwa catfish in English
ビワコオオナマズ in Japanese (日本語)
琵琶湖鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
琵琶湖鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Siluridae
Genus : Silurus
Species : Silurus biwaensis
Authority : Tomoda, 1961