Jundia—Leiarius marmoratus—Gill, 1870
The jundira is not an Amazon giant, however it's a very attractive target for anglers because of its accessibilty and excellent fighting characteristics. As an added bonus, these prolific cats are among the Amazon's most delicious catfish.
|Bars and Markings||Colors||Size||Key Characters||Similar Species|
|Marbled upper body. Olive to brown, outlined with gold.||Body olive on dorsum, with gold-edged marbling on sides. Abdomen shading to white. Fins reddish, echoing body patterning||Adults: said to reach almost 2/3 of a meter in length|
|Known Range||Behavior Notes||Habitat||Common Names||IGFA records|
|Countries: Brazil, Peru, Bilivia, Columbia, Venezuela.
River Basins: Amazon and Orinoco drainages
|Appears to forage in structure-rich edges of river eddies or beaches near deep holes.||Primarily occupies lotic (moving water) environments in high gradient river systems.||English: Sailfin Pimeloid.
Brazil: Jundia, Jundira
|28.5 pounds, caught by Russell Jensen of Bronx, NY on an Acute Angling trip.|