Definitions for catfishˈkætˌfɪʃ
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flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed
wolffish, wolf fish, catfish(noun)
large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
catfish, siluriform fish(noun)
any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
Any fish of the order Siluriformes, that are mainly found in freshwater, are without scales, and have barbels like whiskers around the mouth.
a name given in the United States to various species of siluroid fishes; as, the yellow cat (Amiurus natalis); the bind cat (Gronias nigrilabrus); the mud cat (Pilodictic oilwaris), the stone cat (Noturus flavus); the sea cat (Arius felis), etc. This name is also sometimes applied to the wolf fish. See Bullhrad
Catfishes are a diverse group of ray-finned fish. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat's whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the heaviest and longest, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia and the second longest, the wels catfish of Eurasia, to detritivores, and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and also naked types, neither having scales. Despite their name, not all catfish have prominent barbels; members of the Siluriformes order are defined by features of the skull and swimbladder. Catfish are of considerable commercial importance; many of the larger species are farmed or fished for food. Many of the smaller species, particularly the genus Corydoras, are important in the aquarium hobby. Catfish are nocturnal.
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I have to be honest. I just don’t think that Nessie is a prehistoric monster, what a lot of people have reported seeing would fit in with the description of the catfish with its long curved back.
We still recommend that women avoid the fish that are highest in mercury like catfish, shark, swordfish and giant mackerel, typically the larger fish that have longer lifespans and they tend to concentrate more mercury in their tissue.
At the moment, a Wels catfish ticks more of the boxes than any of the other contenders for the explanation, i would like it to be something new and undiscovered rather than something a little bit mundane. People do report four- or five-feet long necks sticking up out of Loch Ness. That's not going to be a Wels catfish.
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- silurCatalan, Valencian
- Wels, KatzenwelsGerman
- barbo, bagre, pez gato, siluroSpanish
- monnikala, monniFinnish
- poisson-chat, silureFrench
- pesce gattoItalian
- ナマズ, 鯰Japanese
- dághaałóóʼNavajo, Navaho
- peixe-gato, bagrePortuguese
- somn, silurRomanian
- сом, somSerbo-Croatian
- cá trêVietnamese
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