Vundu Catfish

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Vundu Catfish
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Heterobranchus longifilis
Species Information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vundu
Size / weight
Common up to 25 (55) kg (lb)
Trophy up to 40 (88.2) kg (lb)
Unique up to 57 (126) kg (lb)
Price / Reward
Common per kg 86
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Trophy per kg 135
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Unique per kg 140
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Description

Vundu Catfish (Heterobranchus longifilis) is a large catfish inhabiting the south of Africa. Its size makes it an impressive catch for sport fishing enthusiasts! Not many other catfish species have such large second dorsal fins or long barbels. This one prefers staying 10 to 30 ft(3 to 9 m) deep. Just like the African Sharptooth Catfish, this one is omnivorous and can breathe atmospheric air. Boasting significant strengths and endurance, it can reach up to 60 inches(150 cm) in length and weigh over 110 lbs(50 kg), so make sure to use particularly sturdy tackle! The Vundu Catfish enjoys deep waters, but it tends to approach the shore during the night to feed on other fish, small vertebrae, and viscera.


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Locations

Congo


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Catfish family