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
- Order: Siluriformes, Family: Pimelodidae
- Madeira basin, Amazon basin