Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Goonch? Yes, a Goonch Dammit!

Every once in a while we get a fish story that just sticks in our craw...like for instance this story from last week of the Goonch.

Yes, we know we're a shark blog but the story of a wild Killer Catfish in the high Himalayan Mountains attacking honest and hardworking villagers was just too juicy to pass up.

It could be the name that got us...Goonch, or the story...probably the name.

Anyway this thing stuck on us so badly we looked into it and "surprise" there's a mess of Goonch related websites out there if you're interested:

1. Killer Goonch Fishing India

2. Katmaster Forum Goonch?

3. Blogfish Goonch!


Anonymous said...

Este peixe marece muito uma Brachyplathystoma filamentosum "piraiba" made in brazil !!

BigSam31 said...

The fish in your photo is a Paraibi Catfish from South America. It lives in the Amazon and Rio Negro river. It is the second largest catfish species. A Goonch catfish is a olive color with a much smaller mouth and has evil looking eyes.