Wels catfish are found in freshwater bodies of water throughout Europe.
The wels catfish can live up to 80 years!
Rare attacks on humans have been reported, but no one has lost their life from this species.
wels catfish with a fish in its mouth
Wels catfish dine on snails, worms, crustaceans, insects, fish, and birds.
a juvenile albino wels catfish
Pictured, a juvenile albino wels catfish.
Despite the small size of this juvenile wels catfish, this species can grow up to 500 lbs!