Silurus biwaensis (Tomoda, 1961)
Eurasian catfish
photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  118 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 17 kg
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Endemic to Lake Biwa, Japan.
Biology:  Largest species among the Japanese silurid fishes (Ref. 37518).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 03.12.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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