Although being one of the world’s largest freshwater fish in the world, the European catfish Silurus glanis L., remains poorly known, mainly due to large and deep rivers and lakes, difficult to study, where it lives.
Our group formed in 2013 includes scientists from a dozen countries all over Europe. We aim to bring scientific information on biology and ecology of this species in a broad context (from local to international area studies and from populations to individual levels).
In particular, we provide new information on genetic, trophic ecology, habitat use and behaviour of this species. The European catfish is also seen as a multidisciplinary model, for instance the extreme body size of this species implies novel behaviours and new questions that stimulate cross-sectional researches (e.g., bioacoustics; informatics; microbiology; social science).