Do Catfish Have Backbones? (or Spineless)

Do Catfish Have Backbones? (or Spineless)

There are over 3,000 species of catfish. In fact, one in ten species of fish is a catfish, and one in every twenty vertebrates is a catfish. Scientists use characteristics like skeletal structure, bones, cartilage and scales to classify catfish and other species of animals. So, do catfish have backbones? Catfish are vertebrates because they have…

Do Catfish Have Teeth?

Do Catfish Have Teeth?

“OUCH!” I called out as the catfish gave a sudden flop attempting to escape my grasp. I dropped the fish into the floor of the boat and looked at my fingers. Little lines of blood began to form across them from where the nearly invisible catfish teeth had shredded my skin. “That’s why I always…