This large, nocturnal tropical fish is related to catfish. They have thick white band that runs along their side, as well as the red tail which gave them their name. In addition to fish and crabs, they also eat fruit. Their enormous mouths can swallow prey almost as big as their own bodies.
- Scientific Name
- Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
- Order: Siluriformes, Family: Pimelodidae
- Amazon basin, Orinoco basin