Man Stunned After Catching Super Rare, Giant Banana-Colored Catfish In Netherland

Man Stunned After Catching Super Rare, Giant Banana-Colored Catfish In Netherland

Fishing has become a favorite sport for many people across the world. Rather than a sport it is also a beloved pastime which is full of excitement and thrill. Fishing becomes more adventurous when you spot different kinds of colorful fishes. The same adventurous incident happened with a man in the Netherlands, when he caught a super rare giant banana-colored catfish. 

Usually a Catfish is Gray or Brown. 

Man Stunned After Catching Super Rare, Giant Banana-Colored Catfish In Netherland

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Catfishes are named after their prominent barbels which look like cat whiskers. They are often gray and brown in color. 

But the catfish caught by the man was yellow due to leucism. Leucism is a genetic mutation which leads any creature to a partial loss of pigmentation. It does not affect the eyes of that creature. 

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Let’s say hello to this super rare giant banana-colored catfish.

Man Stunned After Catching Super Rare, Giant Banana-Colored Catfish In Netherland

Martin Glatz is a professional angler in the Netherlands, most often he drives his boat to do fishing with his twin brother Oliver on a lake. Today was the same day when they were out fishing and suddenly a bright- yellow catfish flopped out of the water and into their boat. It looked like a giant writhing banana with gills and made Glatz and his brother surprised and excited. 

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Like other fishermen, they had caught several fishes before but this was something unusual. Both of them were super excited seeing this super rare and bright yellow catfish. After admiring and taking photos with the fish, they decided to release it back into the water. 

Later they posted the pictures on their Instagram and caught the attention of numerous people over the internet.

Man Stunned After Catching Super Rare, Giant Banana-Colored Catfish In Netherland

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Catfishes are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. They are large species that is native to European lakes and rivers. The catfishes are known for their enormous size and can grow to at least 9 feet long and weigh around 130 kg. Due to their gray and greenish-black bodies, they are typically spotted in the water. However it is difficult for the yellow (leucism) fish to survive, as it can be easily located by the predators. 

 

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But catching a rare and unusual fish is a dream of many anglers and that dream of a man in the Netherlands came true when he caught this rare yellow fish. It is the moment that he would remember for the rest of his life. 

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