length: 5 m; weight: 300 kg; production season: favorite subject of underwater hunting from spring to late autumn.
Widely distributed in Europe and Asia. It inhabits the basins of the North, Baltic, Black, Caspian and Aral sea. From southern Sweden and Finland to Turkey. However, it is not the Mediterranean basin.
Wels catfish is a large freshwater predatory fish accesata. Has a soft, fatty meat and white meat.
Long anal fin, adipose fin absent, unpaired fins have no spines. Spawning in spring in the littoral zone among the aquatic vegetation. The female lays eggs in the nest, which the male guards. Sexual maturity usually in the fifth year of life. Mainly a scavenger, but can eat quite large fish, known attacks on waterfowl and domestic animals. Catfish caught mostly on carrion or spoiled products. Continue reading