Piraiba Catfish Brachyplatystoma filamentosum

Piraiba Catfish
Piraiba Catfish
Piraiba Catfish
The Piraiba Catfish is native to deep channels of the Amazon, Orinoco, Guiana Shield and adjacent river basins in northwestern South America. It is one of the longest catfish in the Amazon, typically reaching 2-2.5 metres (weighing over 150kg) but it can reach 3.5m (excluding tail filaments).
Piraiba Catfish
Piraiba Catfish
Piraiba Catfish
It has very long barbels and caudal filaments. Diet is mainly other fish. (There is a similar-looking relative, the False Piraiba, also called the Dark-caped Goliath Catfish and the Peru Piraiba Catfish, B. capapretum, which used to be considered the same species.)