Hardhead Catfish

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Hardhead Catfish: Arius Felis

Appearance:

  • brownish to gray-green
  • white to yellowish below
  • fin spines with no fleshy filaments
  • barbel at corner of mouth not very flattened and shorter than head
  • four barbels on chin

Habitat:

Continental waters; enters brackish waters. Commonly caught from bridges, catwalks, and piers, particularly in passes and inland waterways.

Behavior:

State Record:

3lb, 5oz

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