Goonch catfish

Bagarius yarrelli, known as the giant devil catfish or goonch , is a very large species of catfish in the genus Bagarius found in rivers in South Asia. See photos of the goonch catfish , the man-sized killer catfish from River Monsters. Hear from Jeremy Wade how he catches these monsters.

Giant man eating catfish. In the River Monsters episode Killer Catfish Jeremy Wade investigated a series of freshwater attacks on people in the Kali River.

After eliminating Mugger . The enormous goonch , a type of catfish , is said to have developed a taste for human flesh after feeding on corpses thrown into the river after funeral ceremonies. Locals rumours have held for years that a mysterious monster lurks in the water. But they think it has moved on from scavenging to targeting live . This type of catfish is native . CLICK HERE TO MORE GOONCH IMAGES.

Bagarius bagarius is commonly known as the Devil Catfish , which is also referred to as Bagarius yarellii. They have been featured on River Monsters with Jeremy Wade numerous times now.

Goonch caught in Bangladesh. Formatting for post migration ease of reading. Shortly after I had a run and after a bit of a battle I had a Catfish on the surface, Will . I would like to thank this person very. A 161-pound goonch catfish , caught in a river in northern India.

Bagarius species are marketed fresh, and are important as a food fish , but the meat spoils rapidly and can cause illness. Nearly nine feet long ( meters) and as big as a grizzly bear, a huge catfish caught in northern Thailand may be the largest freshwater fish ever recorded. Truly enormous catfish stalk rivers worldwide, may feed on human bodies, and are also suspected of drowning live victims. In South America, a piraiba swallowed a fisherman and was found with the legs still sticking out, while goonch catfish accustomed to feeding on funeral corpses are . We offer mahseer and goonch fishing holidays in India. Its large size, enormous mouth, and beady . There are also populations in Southeast Asia (as far south as Sumatra and Borneo).

In Europe, the giant wels catfish is a popular food and sport fish living in large rivers and lakes. It is found in South Asia. The largest giant wels catfish recorded is 2pounds (kg), but larger fish up to 3pounds (1kg) have been reported.

The scariest may be the goonch catfish , which lives in the cold waters of the upper Ganges River in. According to fish taxonomist Dr Maurice Kottelat, reports that this species .

Massive strong body with creepy appearance and the fact that… by edekadam. Though very little is known about the elusive giant, our years of . Sports fishermen are attracted to this giant mainly because very little is known about the fish, and even in the 21st century it remains a great mystery.