The representative of the family somovyh. Is characterized by bare, not covered with scales body, a large head with two long antennae, a long anal fin reaching the caudal. Catfish is the largest of our freshwater fish, reaching up to 300 kg weight and 5 m length. This is a typical nocturnal predator, it feeds mainly on fish, but sometimes also other animals food: frogs, large mussels, crabs; the missing eggs and Chicks of waterfowl. Large catfish attack a waterfowl and mammals coming to water.
Com exclusively freshwater fish inhabits the rivers of the temperate zone of European Russia. Catfish spawning occurs in different places at different times. In may in the South of Russia, and in July in the Northern parts, at a temperature of about 20°. Continue reading