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Wels-catfish

A Giant Catfish

Note: While it is quite obvious this animal already exists this page identifies possibly bigger specimens.

About this Cryptid

Giant catfish are catfish that grow record-breakingly large. Specimens have been reported all throughout the world. Sometimes they are reported devouring humans. Specimens have been reported 6-14 feet in length and up to 1,000 pounds in weight.

Fun Facts

  • The current world record for largest catfish is a 646 pound, nine foot long Mekong Giant Catfish.
  • The two largest catfish in the United States are the Flathead Catfish and the Blue Catfish.
  • The Gonch Catfish(Bagarius Yarelli) in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh has been reported eating humans.
  • Another giant Indian catfish is the Sareng(Wallago Attu). It has also been reported devouring small children.
  • One particular catfish(the wels) has been reported devouring humans since midevil times.
  • There are three South American catfish that can grow alarming sizes, the Red-Tailed Catfish, the Jau Catfish, and the largest of them all, the mighty Pirahiba.
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