Monday, May 4, 2009

Pimelodidae (long-whiskered catfish)
- Freshwater Adapted
- Commercial Fishery
- Game/Sport Fish
- Dry/Wet Season Environments
- Nonguarders

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae

300 species
3 pairs of barbels
Freshwater Family
Naked - No scales or armor

Unique Species
"Firewood" Catfish (used for firewood)
Highwaterman Catfish (has gill rakers and occupies pelagic zone)
Pictus Catfish (common aquarium catfish)
Kuma Kuma (occassionally eats monkeys)

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