Types of Catfishes in India

This is the information of Types of Catfishes in India,catfish habitats,Cat fish information, food fishes in catfish etc.

Information about Catfish

Catfishes belong to the suborder siluroidea of the order Teleostei. Theses are large headed stout bodied fishes with tactile barbells around the mouth. The name catfish referred to these barbells. Skin is naked. The catfishes are found in rivers, ponds, reservoirs and streams.

Types of Catfishes in India

Catfish Wallago attu

Four barbells are present in Wallago attu Catfish, the anal fin is large and caudal fin is bilobed. It is found in rivers, lakes and ponds and it is highly valued as food fish.

Catfish Saccobranchus

Cat fish Saccobranchus is found in rivers, ponds and streams and lakes. Four pairs of barbells are present. Only one dorsal fin is present in Saccobranchus. It is a delicious food fish.

Catfish Clarius

Catfish Clarius is found in rivers and ponds and is considered a delicious food fish. Mouth of Clarius is surrounded by long barbells. Dorsal and anal fins are long and extend up to the caudal fin.

Catfish Mystus seenghala

Catfish Mystus seenghala is the giant river fish and reaches a length of up to 1 m. Four pairs of barbells are present. Two dorsal fins are present. Mystus seenghala catfish is commonly used for food.


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