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BiologyAlso caught with drawnets (Ref. 4967). Lives over muddy bottoms in swampy areas. Feeds on snails (Ref. 5595). Prefers vegetated habitats. Feeding habits overlap considerably with the sharptooth catfish. Important foods are mollusks, terrestrial and aquatic insects, shrimps, crabs and fish. Hard-shelled foods such as mussels are crushed before they are swallowed. Breeds during the summer rainy season. May live for 5-6 years (Ref. 7248).