Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Morgue: 15th June 2009

African walking catfish (Clarias gariepinus)
Khai Seng Trading & Fish Farm, 20th December 2008

At this fish farm, there are several concrete tanks where these catfish are raised. Every once in a while, a catfish jumps a little too high, and promptly finds itself on the dry concrete walkway. Although walking catfish are able to survive out of water for some time, they will eventually perish if they are unable to remain sufficiently moist. This was one unfortunate individual that wasn't retrieved by a farm worker in time.

Animal Diversity Web
Artificial Reproduction and Pond Rearing of the African Catfish Clarias gariepinus in Sub-Saharan Africa - A Handbook