Where in the world?
Fresh and brackish waters in waters in North, Central, and South America, from Southern California to Peru to Peru on the Pacific Coast.
Colombian Shark Catfish have a high dorsal fun and long whiskers. Their bodies are silver with a white belly and the fins are black, tipped with white.
They have three pairs of barbels; two on the lower chin area and one pair on the upper jaw, which are used to search for food in murky water.
Colombian Shark Catfish are omnivores eating a variety of plant material, aquatic invertebrates, and small fish.
Did you know?
Colombian Shark Catfish are also commonly called Jordan’s Catfish, West American Cat Shark, and White Tipped Shark.