Amid the intense rainfall in Hyderabad, a local woman caught a rare devil fish in the floodwaters that inundated parts of the city. A video of the woman holding a suckermouth catfish, also known as the rare “devil fish,” is doing the rounds on social media.

Residents of Sai Krishna Nagar in Hyderabad’s Ramanthapur flocked around the woman’s house to get a glimpse of the rare fish she had caught in the flood water. Locals also suspect that it may have fallen from the sky during the rains on Monday.

The videos show the woman removing the rare fish from a bucket of water and displaying it for the crowd to see. Locals gathered around to see the rare fish, which had spikes on its fins and spine.

The fish, which is uncommon in Telangana, has been spotted in the state’s waterbodies previously as well. It is known to attack and devour other varieties of fish and is especially disliked by commercial fishermen because it causes losses.

This particular breed is so disruptive to commercial fishermen that it was reportedly dubbed ‘Rakshasi’ (devil) by locals in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district.


On Monday, the India Meteorological Department Hyderabad reported that the city would experience light to moderate rain accompanied by thundershowers till Friday, September 16.

Earlier, heavy rains brought life to a standstill across many parts of Bengaluru. Streets turned to rivers, and citizens were able to catch fresh fish from the floodwaters that had inundated many parts of the city.

Now, a similar incident occurred in Hyderabad but only rarer as this particular breed of devil fish is not popularly seen in Telangana.

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