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buffalo fish:

see suckersucker,
common name for members of the family Catostomidae, freshwater fish related to the minnows. Like minnows and the less closely related catfishes, the suckers possess an intricate set of bones forming a highly sensitive hearing apparatus. Suckers range in size from 6 in.
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Haff disease is a swelling and breakdown of skeletal muscle thought to be caused by a toxin sometimes found in buffalo fish in the Mississippi River.
We interviewed fish wholesalers regarding the number and location of fishermen catching buffalo fish.
In the 1950s, the Soil Conservation Service suggested that farmers raise buffalo fish in rotation with their rice," Farmer says.

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