Imagine the plight of the onlookers when they saw 30 catfish “walking” through the neighborhood. Some Pinellas County residents were shocked when they saw these fishes taking a stroll in their subdivision.
Apparently, the fish walk by using pectoral fins and can still live outside water as long as surfaces stay wet.
The walking catfish have been in the state since the 1960s when they were imported from Thailand, I believe.
So what exactly is a “Walking Catfish”.
The walking catfish is a freshwater airbreathing catfish found primarily in Southeast Asia. Although known in English as “walking catfish”, its “walk” is often just a sort of wriggling motion with snakelike movements, using its pectoral fins to keep it upright.
Imagine next you wanna go fishing, you look for a street where fishes take a stroll.