Zebra shovelnose

A large species of catfish, this fish's name is derived from the zebra stripe pattern of its body. The shape and color of these stripes change as the fish grows. They prefer fast-flowing areas of water and prey on fish, crustaceans, and amphibians.

Scientific Name
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
Classification
Order: Siluriformes, Family: Pimelodidae
Habitat
Madeira basin, Amazon basin

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