Striped eel catfish.
Striped eel catfish. Shoal of striped catfish (Plotosus lineatus). These fish inhabit the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Unlike most catfish they are not tolerant of fresh water, and rarely if ever enter rivers. They may reach a length of up to 30 centimetres when mature. These fish have poisonous spines in their fins which deter predators. This species is one of the many Lessepsian migrants who have migrated from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal Photographed in the Mediterranean Sea off the shore of IsraelAdd to Cart Add to Lightbox Download