Blue catfish: large, strong North American species. Blue coloring, white bellies. Found in rivers, lakes, and tributaries. Excellent food fish, popular for angling.
Channel catfish: grey-brown with spots. Curved anal fin, forked tail. Nest in secluded areas. Nocturnal hunters. Found in streams, lakes. Popular food fish in the US.
Flathead catfish: mottled black/brown, cream belly. Large size, up to 100 lbs. Rounded anal fin, no forked tail. Head shape like a shovel. Fish diet.
Wels catfish: Europe's native giant. Up to 16ft long, 660lbs. Color-changing ability. Excellent night vision. Prized sport fish.
Common bullheads: black, brown, and yellow. Found in eastern North America. Accidental catch. Good food fish. Under 2 lbs. No forked tail.
White catfish: popular table fare. Native to US Atlantic coast. Forked tail, round top. 2-4 lbs. Omnivores - eat fish, clams, crayfish, fruits. BetterWorseSameWas this response better or worse?
Endangered Mekong giant catfish: unique, no barbels, no teeth. Gray-white coloring. Feeds on zooplankton, algae, larvae. Can grow over 300 lbs. Conservation efforts underway.
Upside down catfish: swim upside down, feed on undersides. 4 inches long, light brown with spots. Unique and entertaining in aquariums.
Striped Raphaels: 12-20 years, talk like humans. Black and yellow bodies, flat abdomen. Amazon, Orinoco, and Parnaíba River basins.
Bumblebee catfish: 3.5 inches, 5-year lifespan. Yellow and black stripes. Found in South America. Smiling faces, prefer sinking food.