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tiger catfish photo

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The tiger catfish (Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum) is among the most beautiful catfishes, and one of the most valuable commercially. It's often caught wild (see diversity of fishes) but recent research has begun investigate its potential for commercial aquaculture. Leading the effort is Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP) near Iquitos, Peru, where this photo was taken.

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