buffalofish


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buffalofish

(ˈbʌfələʊˌfɪʃ)
n
(Animals) any of several freshwater North American hump-backed cyprinoid fishes of the genus Ictiobus: family Catostomidae (suckers)

buf•fa•lo•fish

(ˈbʌf əˌloʊˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several large, carplike North American freshwater fishes of the genus Ictiobus, of the sucker family.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buffalofish - large carp-like North American fishbuffalofish - large carp-like North American fish
buffalo fish, buffalofish - any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley
freshwater fish - flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
2.buffalofish - any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valleybuffalofish - any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley
sucker - mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
black buffalo, Ictiobus niger - fish of the lower Mississippi
buffalofish - large carp-like North American fish
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Buffalofish are the biggest of the sucker family, reaching weights upwards of 70 pounds.
The big, muscular newcomers can outcompete natives such as the buffalofish and paddlefish.
Further examination of mouthless buffalofish from Mississippi.