Catfish are not Kosher!

But anything in the seas or in the streams that has no fins and scales, among all the swarming things of the water and among all the other living creatures that are in the water--they are an abomination for you and an abomination for you they shall remain: you shall not eat of their flesh and you shall abominate their carcasses.

Lev. 11: 9-12

"Some catfish are armoured with heavy scales but most are scaleless."

Rhodes University, South Africa, Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
http://www.ru.ac.za/catfish/cat21.htm

Do you eat catfish? Does the fact that some catfish have scales and others don't change the way you think about them as food? What authority would you accept on the question?

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