flathead catfish

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flat·head catfish

 (flăt′hĕd′)
n.
A large edible catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) of the central United States and northern Mexico, having a yellowish body with brown markings and a flat head with a protruding lower jaw. Also called yellow cat.

flat′head cat′fish


n.
a yellow and brown catfish, Pylodictis olivaris, common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw. Also called mudcat.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flathead catfish - large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
genus Pylodictus, Pylodictus - flathead catfishes
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Ecology and management of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus and flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris populations in the middle Missouri River, NE.
Otoliths were reported to be the most reliable ageing structure in a number of fish species such as Chelidonichthys kumu (Staples, 1971), Capoeta capoeta umbla (Ekingen & Polat, 1987), Trachurus trachurus (Polat & Kukul, 1990), Pylodictis olivaris (Nash & Irwin, 1999), and Ictaluruspunctatus (Buckmeier et al.
Feeding ecology and energetic relationships with habitat of blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, and flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris, in the lower Mississippi River, U.
1) Species 1884 1937 Bullhead catfishes (Ictaluridae) Flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris X Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus X Brown bullhead, Ameiurus nebulosus X X Carp (Cyprinidae) Common carp, Cyprinius carpio carpio X X Ide, Leuciscus idus auratus X Goldfish, Carassius auratous X Tench, Tinca tinca X Suckers (Catostomidae) Buffalo, Ictiobus sp.
The river was exploited for catfishes, primarily with trotlines and limblines, and for flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris, a highly predatory catfish (Jackson 1999), the trotlines and limblines were baited with live bait.
Sporadic individuals of other species (threadfin shad, Dorosoma petenensr, bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus; largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides; western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis; an undetermined ictalurid catfish, either channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, or flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris) have been encountered over the years and removed; none were known to be present during the time of our study.
nebulosus, Brown 17 (1-1976); 8 (3-1976) bullhead Ictalurus punctatus, 10 (1-1970); 19 (1-1972); Channel catfish 10 (1-1976); 10 (3-1972); 9 (3-1976); 2 (5-1976) Pylodictis olivaris, Flathead catfish Fundulidae.
The species with the greatest positive percentage of change from historical to contemporary surveys included shorthead redhorse Moxostoma macrolepidotum (historical percentage of occupied sites, percentage of change in site occurrence from historical to contemporary surveys; 4%, 443%), bluegill Lepomis macrochirus (5%, 410%), flathead catfish Pylodictis olivaris (3%, 380%), and shortnose gar Lepisosteus platostomus (3%, 360%; Table 2).
It is uncertain whether Jordan's specimens represent Ameiurus natalis or Pylodictis olivaris, both of which are native to the Etowah River (Mettee et al.