Freshwater Catfish | Tandanus tandanus

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Common Name: Freshwater Catfish
Species Name: Tandanus tandanus

The Freshwater catfish is also known as Catfish, Eel-Tailed Catfish, Jewfish and Tandan Catfish. The overall body colour varies with mottled shades of yellow, brown, darker greens and often a purplish appearance progressing down the flanks to lighter white or yellowish belly area. Other distinctive features off the Freshwater Catfish are the presents of four pairs of barbels around the mouth and the body tapering to an eel like tail. Take care while handling Freshwater Catfish as they have venomous spines on the dorsal and pectoral fins. Freshwater Catfish can grow up to 90cm in length more commonly caught at around 45cm.

Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Light Tackle.

Insects larvae, shrimps, crayfish, Freshwater mussels and small fish.

Freshwater Catfish Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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