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Question 1: The wels catfish, Silurus glanis, is the only native catfish species of Europe, besides the much smaller related Aristotle's catfish found in ________.

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  A sting from the striped eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus, may be fatal.
  A sting from the striped eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus, may be fatal.
  The channel catfish has four pairs of barbels.
  Walking catfish is an invasive species in Florida.

Question 3: [19] Many catfish are cystovarian in type, including ________, P. fasciatum, Lophiosilurus alexandri, and Loricaria lentiginosa.
PseudoplatystomaPorthole shovelnose catfishPimelodidaeSorubim

Question 4: [35] This makes the catfish order the second or third most diverse ________ order; in fact, 1 out of every 20 vertebrate species is a catfish.

Question 5: Representatives of the ________ Ictalurus have been introduced into European waters in the hope of obtaining a sporting and food resource.
Biological classificationGenusLifeSpecies

Question 6: [3] Representatives of at least eight families are ________ (live underground) with three families that are also troglobitic (inhabiting caves).

Question 7: [3] However, some families, notably ________ and Astroblepidae, have a suckermouth that allows them to fasten themselves to objects in fast-moving water.

Question 8:
What classis does Catfish belong to?

Question 9:
What period does the fossils of the Catfish come from?
Late Cretaceous - Present
Paleocene - present
Jurassic- Present
early Pliocene to present

Question 10: ________ and literature record wels catfish of astounding proportions, yet to be proven scientifically.
Greek mythologyMyth and ritualReligion and mythologyMythology


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