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Catfish Sting

Catfish Sting Facts

  • Catfish are a distinctive type of fish that have whiskers protruding from the area around the mouth. They also have external spines near their fins.
  • Catfish are often found in muddy rivers, lakes, and on beaches in tropical, subtropical, and temperate waters.
  • These fish are not aggressive. People stung by catfish are usually fishing or bathing when they make contact with a catfish, usually by stepping on it or handling the fish after it has been caught.
  • Both salt- and fresh-water catfish are dangerous. Each has three spines and a stinging apparatus.
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