Catfish, Suckermouth

Catfish, Suckermouth (Hypostomus plecostomus)

catfish suckermouth

The Suckermouth Catfish is a member of the Loricariidae (Armored catfishes) family of fish found in the Amazon Basin in South America in addition to some parts of Central America.
The Suckermouth Catfish is a siluriform that feeds on algae and small crustaceans which has been extensively introduced into fisheries and aquariums throughout Asia.
This Catfish species is easily identifiable from its short robust body which displays an ancient armoured black to grey colouration.
This armoured catfish’s head and body is encased in longitudinal rows of armoured scutes with the catfish having large fan like fins and a tapered upper tail.
The Suckermouth Catfish has an underslung mouth which assists in the feeding of algae found on submerged rocks and boulders in the substrate of its natural habitat in slow moving streams and ponds.
Although clearly not one of Thailand’s Megafish the Suckermouth Catfish plays a significant role in the aquatic environment of Thailand’s fishing lakes and ponds. Suckermouth Catfish are caught regularily by anglers fishing with small paste baits, worms and grubs.


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Privacy Policy    Contact Us     Terms & Conditions    Links


©2017 Fishsiam Co. Ltd. All rights reserved.



Google Plus

    Google Plus

    Follow Me on Pinterest
    • Pinned: 3 May 2017
    • Pinned: 1 May 2017
    • Pinned: 1 May 2017
    • Latest Arapaima fishing news from Thailand April 2017

      Pinned: 28 Apr 2017
    • Mekong catfish fishing at new Bungsamran Lake near Bangkok

      Pinned: 27 Apr 2017
    • Mekong Catfish fishing at the new Bungsamran Lake near Bangkok,Thailand 2017

      Pinned: 27 Apr 2017
    • Big Stingray March 2017 at Mae Klong River Thailand.

      Pinned: 4 Apr 2017
    • Angling Times in U.K. Giant freshwater stingray news in Thailand with Yuri Grisendi.

      Pinned: 19 Mar 2017
    • Fishermen land a monster stingray in the Mae Klong River, Thailand.

      Pinned: 22 Feb 2017
    • Fishermen land a monster stingray in the Mae Klong River, Thailand.

      Pinned: 22 Feb 2017

    Log in with your credentials

    Forgot your details?