Striped eel catfish

Striped eel catfish

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Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus) feeding on the seabed. These catfish have highly venomous spines and can reach up to 32 centimetres in length. Juveniles travel in large schools, whereas adults are either solitary or occur in smaller groups. Adults feed on crustaceans, molluscs, worms, and smaller fish. Photographed in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.

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