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common name for several species of fish. See catfishcatfish,
common name applied to members of the fish families constituting the order Siluriformes, found in fresh and coastal waters. Catfish are named for the barbels ("whiskers") around their mouths and have scaleless skins, fleshy, rayless posterior fins, and sharp defensive
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; sculpinsculpin,
common name for a member of the superfamily Cottoidea, bizarre fishes with large, spiny or armored heads and short, tapering bodies, found in both marine and freshwater habitats. The sculpins include species known as muddlers (i.e.
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At right, marble-size balls are perfect for bullhead and channel catfish.
the bullhead (Cottus gobio) and the brown trout (Salmo trutta fario);
The little yellow bullheads can easily be confused with brown bullheads, too.
Catfish and bullheads are thick through the body and take longer to cook for their size than most fish.
Walleye Connection: You might think a bullhead's sharp, venomous spines would make it tough for walleyes to swallow, but in truth juvenile bullheads are easy to catch and a common forage item in fertile fisheries.
The agency has carried out a detailed survey which detected that thousands of small fish, including bullheads and minnow too small to detect during the first visit, were also killed off.
In the Nant Fawr stream fish such as trout, sticklebacks and bullheads can sometimes be spotted basking.