Giraffe-nosed Catfish Auchenoglanis occidentalis

Giraffe-nosed Catfish
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
The Giraffe-nosed Catfish, as appropriate for a species with "giraffe" in its name, is native to Africa. Its habitat is large, shallow rivers and lakes with a muddy base.
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
Named after the shape of its snout, it is an omnivore, eating plankton, molluscs, seeds and detritus. It can grow to a metre long.
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
Giraffe-nosed Catfish
It has large eyes to see in water depths but finds food mainly with its snout barbels. The female lays eggs in a nest guarded by the male until they hatch. The spots of the young fade with age.