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Red-tailed catfish

Phractocephalus hemioliopterus

As its name implies, the red-tailed catfish is identified by its colourful tail. It is a large, impressive fish. It has long barbels used for feeling and tasting. It primarily comes out at night when it hunts for food.

Mainly fish and crustaceans
South America
Life expectancy
16-20 years
134 cm
IUCN status
Data deficient (DD)