Catfish, Gigi fishingwithpole



A river in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
Date Caught: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
My first ever Gigi caught near the mouth of a river in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan in April 2015 on a red wiggler. Like other stone catfishes, Gigi are said to have poisonous pectoral spines. Gigi are originally distributed in mainly the western part of Japan, but have expanded the distribution because they were co-stocked with Ayu from Lake Biwa by accident in a number of rivers in Japan. The name Gigi comes from a sound Gui-Gui made by rubbing their pelvic spines with their basal bones.
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