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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The strike was hard and I told Mike Seeling at the time that I thought I had hooked a big flathead catfish.
I caught a lot of flathead catfish during early October, most years, and it wasn't unusual to waylay a squirrel or two during an afternoon outing.
The name flathead catfish leaves little doubt of its origin.
2011) noted large numbers of flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) in the NMR, especially in the LC reach where channel catfish relative abundance was consistently lowest in our study.
Lucy's hooked A 19-year-old former cheerleader has won top honours at the 14th Annual Okie Noodling Festival in Oklahoma after landing a 72lb flathead catfish with her bare hands.
Another highlight is a 25-pound flathead catfish, whose head protrusions detect vibrations on the riverbed, and whose tongue builds up a three dimensional picture of the river by detecting the chemical scents of animals.
Look out for: Cox's fishing haul - a 25-pound flathead catfish, whose head protrusions detect vibrations on the riverbed, and whose tongue builds up a three dimensional picture of the river by detecting chemical scents of animals.
Twelve species were collected only in pools and included black bullhead, black crappie, blackstripe topminnow, brown bullhead, flathead catfish, gizzard shad, orange-spotted sunfish, pumpkinseed, quillback, red-ear sunfish, spotted sucker, and white sucker.
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.
Another 60 papers explore such topics as population characteristics of channel catfish in Nebraska's Platte River, the historical use of "willow cats" as bait in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, the selection of interstice size by juvenile flathead catfish, using soap bait to prevent turtle bycatch on trotlines, and interactions between catfish and freshwater mollusks in North America.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials will not speak for or against pending legislation, but officials have expressed some concern that noodling could deplete isolated populations of the long-lived and difficult-to-breed flathead catfish, the species noodlers typically pursue.
1961) and flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivari) (Turner & Summerfelt 1971).