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some species are but some like blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and bullheads are edible and delicious.

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Yes it is okay to eat.Just do not eat it raw and cook it throughly.Also,it is food,not poison or anything that will make you sick.


bullheads, channel catfish, flathead catfish, and blue catfish.


The biggest catfish is the Mekong catfish


I do not know of any catfish species that have poisonous whiskers. The whiskers are for feeling and tasting stuff on the bottom of the lake, pond or ocean. However, most catfish do have spines on dorsal (top) and side fins. It is possible to hold a catfish without getting stabbed by one of these sharp fins. If a catfish does happen to fin you and break skin, make sure you wash the wound thoroughly, especially if the catfish was a freshwater variety. If it is a saltwater catfish and you get finned by one, though it may hurt, wash your wound with ocean water. If the wound from a fin is deep, go to the ER and have them take a look to make sure the catfish did not injure any important parts of your body.


well a blue catfish and a channel cat is to different species of catfish but there are both male and female blue catfish and Channel catfish


You should not worry if you are bitten by a catfish. it may hurt a little, but i have never seen one with sharp teeth. They have really small ones. However the dorsal fins on virtually all catfish have a very sharp spine, and some of them have poison glands at the base of the spine (mostly small species of catfish). Handle them carefully - those spines make a nasty gash in the palm of you hand that takes a long time to heal.


Catfish can swim. Some Amazonian catfish can eat people


Catfish are mostly nocturnal with the exception of the Glass Catfish


There are many fish in the catfish family, but here is a list of select species:Blue catfish - Ictalurus furcatatusChannel catfish - Ictalurus punctatusWhite catfish - Ameiurus catusFlathead catfish - Pylodictis olivarisWels catfish - Silurus glanisStriped eel-catfish - Plotosus lineatusGlass catfish - Kryptopterus bicirrhisBlack walking catfish - Clarias angolensisStringing catfish - Heteropneustes fossilisElectric catfish - Malapterurus electricusBlotched upsidedown catfish - Synodontis nigriventrisPictus cat - Pimelodus pictus


a goonch catfish has teeth and a piraiba catfish doesn't but it has a surated mouth.


There are over 2000 species of catfish (order: Siluriformes), thus making them one of the largest fish orders. They vary greatly in body shape, pattern, and scale configuration. Catfish come from all types of environments in both fresh and salt water. Catfish belong to 34 families. Thirteen families are covered in this book. They include: the Aspredinidae (Banjo catfish), the Ariidae (Sea catfish), the Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfish), the Callichthyidae (Armored catfish), the Chacidae (Squarehead catfish), the Doradidae (Thorny catfish), the Loricariidae (Suckermouth armored catfish), the Malapteruridae (Electric catfish), the Mochocidae (Naked catfish), the Pangassidae, the Pimelodidae (Flat-nosed catfish), the Schilbeidae (Glass catfish), and the Siluridae (Old-world catfish).


Not entirely.Most catfish species are freshwater. Though some catfish, like Hardhead catfish are saltwater catfish. Some catfish species can live in both fresh and salt water.


why do catfish not have scales?


A catfish is an omnivor


Because the catfish has whiskers just like a pet cat does.


The catfish that I have caught and cleaned do not have teeth.... These are fresh water catfish.....


There are many fish in the catfish family, but here is a list of selected common species; Blue catfish-Ictalurus Furcatatus, Channel catfish-Ictalurus Punctatus, White catfish-Ameiurus Catus, Flathead Catfish-Pylodictis Olivaris.


The catfish is actually Unique.


Catfish in Tagalog is "hito"


Yes, catfish are consumers.


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Catfish do have children, but they are not called kittens. The catfish got its name by the whiskers it.


It matters on which type of catfish. Some catfish eat fish, while other catfish eat vegetables on the sea floor.


It depends on the variety of catfish. Catfish vary in weight and size and some are poisonous. Some varieties of catfish will attack smaller fish, so selection for compatability is essential. ___________________________________________________________ Fish that will neither inflict harm on small catfish nor fit into the mouth of a bigger catfish. Catfish will consume anything that fits into their mouth and the majority of catfish have large mouths.



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