Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday Fish: Cephalosilurus apurensis

Another one of the fairly obscure South American catfishes, a bumblebee catfish in the family Pseudopimelodidae. Apparently, some people keep these as pets. According to Wikipedia, this species is found in rivers and streams in Venezuela, suggesting it may co-occur and prey upon guppies (Poecilia reticulata) and similar small fish.

Photo credit here.


King Aardvark said...

What a majestically ugly fish. It's like it's swimming around saying, "hey look, I'm ugly but I'm still stylin'". Got to respect that. Great fish this week.

Any idea how it tastes?

TheBrummell said...

I suppose it's true that if you're that fugly, you might as well be loud and proud with it.

I have no idea how it tastes, but I'd guess much like other catfishes.