armored catfish

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Noun1.armored catfish - South American catfish having the body covered with bony plates
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
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and armored catfish commonly known as plecos, is the main economic activity for many riverine families (SANTOS et al.
The South American Sailfin Armored Catfish, Liposarcus multiradiatus (Hancock), a new exotic established in Puerto Rican fresh waters.
Within weeks, these connected tanks were overflowing with lush, green plants and after 12 1/2 days, in his first major test of the project--using the armored catfish in the last tank as a final vacuum cleaner--toxic sludge became crystal clear water with all primary pollutants 100% removed.
Reproduction and apparent over-winter survival of the suckermouth armored catfish, Plecostomus sp.