Striped Catfish

Common Name: Striped Catfish

Scientific Name: Ariopsis paucus


The Striped Catfish can be recognised by its striped colouration, barbels around the mouth, and its body shape which tapers to a point posteriorly. Small juveniles are black and large adults may be less distinctly striped. Another common plotosid species which lives in temperate coastal Australian waters is the Estuary Catfish.


The Striped Catfish grows to 35 cm in length.


It eats mainly benthic invertebrates and algae with larger individuals sometimes eating small fishes.

Other Types of Catfish