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Tiger shovelnose catfish

Tiger Shovelnose Catfish Pseudoplatystoma Fasciatum

The long, slender body of this catfish along with their black stripes and spots gives them a tiger-like appearance, hence their name.

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ORIGIN:
South America

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HABITAT:
Rivers and lakes

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: Reaches 4 ft

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DIET:
Crustaceans and fish

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PREDATORS:

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp spines

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REPRODUCTION:
Migrates over long distances to spawn in natural habitat

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THREATS:
Overfishing

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20 yrs

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