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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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Yellow bullhead--alias butter cat-look exactly like a brown bullhead but are yellowish.
For example, when I was a college freshman in Oswego, I tried my hand at bullhead fishing on a campus pond.
Environment Minister Therese Coffey said: "The water in Saltburn Gill is now running clear and it is fantastic to see fish like the brown trout and European bullhead returning to these rivers.
You'd never find a freshwater bullhead in the saltwater Gowanus Canal.
Bullheads (and some other fish that travel in large schools) have the ability to give off a tranquilizing substance that calms fish in the school.
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.
In the Nant Fawr stream fish such as trout, sticklebacks and bullheads can sometimes be spotted basking.
Constructed of high-strength, corrosion-resistant steel for lighter and more efficient tank/volume ratio, the Water Tank's three-piece construction includes a unique hinged baffling design (patent pending) that features three front and three rear bullheads for easy access to the tank's interior.
Bass, crappie, bluegill, bullheads and catfish are thrown in for good measure.