Beijing: A unique one-feet-long crocodile-like fish was caught in a rivulet in China`s Sichuan province, a media report said.
Fisherman Chen Wu, who netted the fish in Juexi town in Yibin county, told reporters that he never saw that type of fish before, People`s Daily reported Monday.
He alerted the water resources department after villagers told him it could be a Chinese sturgeon, a protected fish.
Officials, however, couldn`t identify the fish and waiting to hear from fishing industry experts.
Chinese sturgeon is one of the world` most primitive fishes, found only in China. It is also called "Giant panda of water."