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Arius felis

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    Males incubate eggs in their mouths
  • Appearance:
    Body brownish to gray green, with a white to yellowish belly | Three prominent, sharp spines (one at beginning of dorsal fin and one on each pectoral fin) | Four barbels on chin | Spines do not have fleshy filaments

    Up to 24 inches
  • Habitat:
    Continental waters; enters brackish waters. Commonly caught from bridges, catwalks, and piers, particularly in passes and inland waterways.

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    State Record: 3 lb, 5oz