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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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The river hosts a large population of non-native virile crayfish, in addition to the non-native black bullhead catfish (Ameiurus melas), channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivarus), western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus), common carp (Cyprinus carpio), and American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus; united States Geological Survey, http://nas.
According to a report in the Telegraph, an intrepid team of archaeologists has been diving for 20 years, struggling with poor visibility, strong currents and flipper-nibbling bullhead catfish to bring up the 500 or so objects on displayed.
Madtoms are a subgroup of the North American bullhead catfish family Ictaluridae.
The bullhead catfish has been the subject of ridicule and genuine hateful speech for no discernable reason.