siluriform fish


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Noun1.siluriform fish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouthsiluriform fish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
order Siluriformes, Siluriformes - an order of fish belonging to the superorder Malacopterygii including catfishes
silurid, silurid fish - Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin
bullhead catfish, bullhead - any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
channel cat, channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus - freshwater food fish common throughout central United States
flathead catfish, goujon, Pylodictus olivaris, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill catfish, mudcat - large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
armored catfish - South American catfish having the body covered with bony plates
sea catfish - any of numerous marine fishes most of which are mouthbreeders; not used for food
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Pterygoplichthys pardalis, popularly known as 'bodo' or 'acari-bodo' (Ferreira, 1986), is a siluriform fish of the Loricariidae family, species Ancistrus (Simonovic, Nikolic, & Grujic, 2010) which inhabits the rivers and lakes of Asia, Central and South America (Wakida-Kusunoki, Ruiz-Carus, & Amador-Del-Angel, 2007), especially in the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazon (Simonovic et al.