Eel-Tailed Catfish swimming
© Gunther Schmida

The Eel-tailed Catfish is native to the Murray-Darling river system and prefers to inhabit lakes, ponds and slow moving streams with fringing vegetation.

The Eel-tailed Catfish can grow up to 90 centimetres and weigh up to 6 kilograms. Its mouth is surrounded by barbels to assist with feeding and the posterior half of its body tapers into a pointed eel-like tail. 

The Eel-tailed Catfish feed on insect larvae, small crustaceans and small fish.