Catfish are found in the freshwater and coastal areas of all continents except Antarctica. Most species have slender barbels protruding from the area around the mouth, that look like the whiskers of a cat, which is how they got their name. However, not all catfish species have these barbels.
These barbels contain the catfish’s tastebuds. Catfish are mostly bottom-feeders, meaning they feed at the bottom of the water. Their diet consists of fish, insects and worms, but they also sometimes feed on small mammals and reptiles. Catfish usually suck in or gulp down their prey instead of biting, but be careful handling them, because they do have sharp teeth!
Catfish come in a wide range of sizes, from just 0.4 inches (1 centimeter) to more than 6.6 feet (2 meters) long. Some species can survive out of water (as long as their skin stays moist). There are as many as three thousand known species of catfish in the world and researchers believe there are probably many more yet to be discovered.
The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about Catfish. Details of the videos featured are underneath.
- CATFISH IN SPINNING MONSTER RECORD OVER 250 POUNDS – HD by YURI GRISENDI
- CATFISH GRABS AND EAT PIGEON PART ONE – by YURI GRISENDI
- KILLER CATFISH HUNT PIGEONS ON LAND by AnimalWire
- REALLY MONSTER WELS CATFISH WITH FIREBALL L – HD by YURI GRISENDI
- WELS CATFISH WITH PELLETS IN SPAIN – HD by YURI GRISENDI