North African Catfish
Dark, smooth skin; dorsal fin extends over much of the body; small eyes; four pairs of long barbels near the mouth used to feel for food in muddy water. Capable of breathing out of water and traveling on land for short distances.
Mainly bottom feeders. Sometimes hunts near the surface in packs.
Feeds on fish, invertebrates, plankton, and rotting plants.
Quiet waters in the Jordan River. The introduced Azraq population disappeared due to loss of habitat.