Friday, February 09, 2007

Stiped Eel Catfish

These striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus) are small (7-8cm) but pack a powerful venom in their fin spines. Repeated stings have even been reported to be fatal. Of the world's 2,000 species of catfish, most are freshwater, with only a few species living in the oceans.

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