an Invasive Species
The Amur Catfish / The Japanese Common Catfish
Silurus asotus is widely spread in East Asia. It is distributed from the Amur River Basin to Red River basin in northern Viet Nam including The Korean Peninsula, Japan and Taiwan and Viet Nam.
Maximum Weight of an Amur Catfish is around 66lbs/
Maximum length of an Amur Catfish is 51 in. (130 cm.)
Statue dedicated to The Amur Catfish
Located in Japan
Why is it a problem?
Where is it in the US?
Can be controlled by:
"AMUR FISH - DIVERSE AND TASTY." AMUR FISH - DIVERSE AND TASTY. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2014.
"Silurus Asotus." Silurus Asotus. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Apr. 2014