Catfish Facts: Lesson for Kids


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Where do catfish get their name?

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1. How does a catfish use its barbels?

2. Which of the following is true about catfish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to test what you know about catfish facts, from their food to their physical features. Take the quiz on any device and as many times as you'd like until you can show you have a full understanding of these unique creatures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When taking the quiz, you will be tested on your ability to:

  • Explain why catfish are called catfish
  • Tell how catfish use their barbels
  • Identify true and false statements about catfish
  • State where catfish are found
  • List what catfish like to eat

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as how catfish got their name
  • Interpreting information - show that you can read information about a catfish's barbels and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - remember where catfish are found and what they eat
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to recognize a true statement about catfish

Additional Learning

More information about catfish is contained in Catfish Facts: Lesson for Kids. You'll find details about:

  • The skin of catfish
  • Different colors that catfish can be
  • What instead of teeth are found in most catfish mouths
  • The newest species of catfish discovered in 2011
  • Catfish dorsal and pectoral fins
  • How big different types of catfish grow
  • What catfish have been known to eat
  • The types of water in which catfish live