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Channel Catfish are the largest member of the
catfish family found in Canada. The average size of a catfish is
is 1-2 kg, although in the southern United States, where water temperatures
are warmer, this species can reach up to 27 kg. Members of the catfish
family lack scales, can have poisonous venom in the fin spines,
and have sensitive sensory (taste) cells located on the body and
the barbels. Channel catfish spines are commonly artifacts found
by archaeologists; One specimen from Lake Huron was radiocarbon
dated to be 3000 years old.
Brown Bullhead Catfish - The brown bullhead catfish
is a medium size member of the catfish family, generally measuring
8 - 14 inches in length. brown bullhead catfish require a shallow
nest for spawning, often building a burrow alongside a stump, rock,
or tree. Eggs in the nest are cared for by both parents. About 7
days after hatching, the young leave the nest in a loose school
consisting of hundreds of baby bullhead; this school is normally
accompanied by one or both of the parents. After a few weeks, the
school breaks up and the juvenile bullheads must fend for themselves.
Bullheads are well adapted to feed on benthic prey inhabiting the
bottom surfaces. In addition they feed primarily at night, using
their barbels to locate and sense food. brown bullhead catfish are
highly omnivorous, feeding on a mix of detritus, insects, crustaceans,
fish, plants, and eggs.