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River Monsters - Muscular Amazon Catfish pesca de bagre en el amazonas

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Catfish

Thirty-four varieties of catfish make up the Siluriformes order of ray-finned fish. The Amazon is home to incredible catfish with specialisms to help them survive the tough conditions.

Wood eating
Panaque fish have spoon-shaped teeth which they use to rasp at submerged wood. Bacteria in their guts convert plant cellulose into nutritious chemicals.

Air breathing
The water in slow-moving parts of the Amazon river system is often low in the dissolved oxygen that fish need. Some types of catfish supplement the oxygen their gills absorb by swallowing air and breathing with their intestines.




Land living
The phraetobius catfish has taken air-breathing to an extreme. It lives out of water, in the leaf litter on stream banks. Blood vessels all over its skin mean its entire body is capable of gaseous exchange. It has no eyes and uses touch to detect its insect prey.

Fisherman frightening
The jaú (Paulicea lutkeni) is notorious among native people. It grows to 1.5m and can weigh over 100kg. Immense strength gives rise to its reputation for dragging fishermen down into the depths.
Thirty-four varieties of catfish make up the Siluriformes order of ray-finned fish. The Amazon is home to incredible catfish with specialisms to help them survive the tough conditions.

Wood eating
Panaque fish have spoon-shaped teeth which they use to rasp at submerged wood. Bacteria in their guts convert plant cellulose into nutritious chemicals.

Air breathing
The water in slow-moving parts of the Amazon river system is often low in the dissolved oxygen that fish need. Some types of catfish supplement the oxygen their gills absorb by swallowing air and breathing with their intestines.




Land living
The phraetobius catfish has taken air-breathing to an extreme. It lives out of water, in the leaf litter on stream banks. Blood vessels all over its skin mean its entire body is capable of gaseous exchange. It has no eyes and uses touch to detect its insect prey.

Fisherman frightening
The jaú (Paulicea lutkeni) is notorious among native people. It grows to 1.5m and can weigh over 100kg. Immense strength gives rise to its reputation for dragging fishermen down into the depths.a's reasearchers, when Amazon River was found to "be born" frozen deep in the Andes) [1], with a total river flow greater than the next ten largest rivers combined. The Amazon, which has the largest drainage basin in the world, accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world's total river flow.

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