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Walking Catfish Jesse Russell

Walking Catfish

Jesse Russell

Published July 22nd 2012
ISBN : 9785511831381
Paperback
94 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, is a species of freshwater airbreathing catfish found primarily in Southeast Asia, so named for its ability to walk across dry land, to find food or suitableMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, is a species of freshwater airbreathing catfish found primarily in Southeast Asia, so named for its ability to walk across dry land, to find food or suitable environments. While it does not truly walk as most bipeds or quadrupeds do, it has the ability to use its pectoral fins to keep it upright as it makes a sort of wiggling motion with snakelike movements. It can survive using this form of locomotion as long as it stays moist. This fish normally lives in slow-moving and often stagnant waters in ponds, swamps, streams and rivers (Mekong and Chao Phraya basins), flooded rice paddies or temporary pools which may dry up. When this happens, its walking skill allows the fish to move to other sources of water.