Striped Eel Catfish - Kenting (22-23May10) C 120_2.jpg
Kenting, Taiwan -- Adult striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus) hiding in an underwater cavern.
Juvenile specimens of the striped eel catfish live in large agglomerations of 100s or even 1000s of fish. Adults live in smaller groups. This is the only species of catfish that lives on coral reefs.
The first dorsal and each of the pectoral fins of a striped eel catfish can inject a highly venomous toxin. The toxin can cause severe pain or, in some rare cases, even death.