Forest Walking Catfish

Source: Ecology Asia
Source: Ecology Asia

Name: Forest Walking Catfish (Clarias leiacanthus)

Classification: Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Siluriformes > Clariidae > Clarias > leiacanthus

Habitat: Forest freshwater streams

Description: With its drab colouration, the Forest Walking Catfish is often found lurking at the bottom of freshwater streams camouflaged amidst the leaf litter and plant debris, where it hunts for benthic organisms with its four pairs of sensitive barbels. Like many members of its family, it possesses a special organ that allows it to survive and ‘walk’ on land for short periods of time.