European catfish


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Noun1.European catfish - large elongated catfish of central and eastern EuropeEuropean catfish - large elongated catfish of central and eastern Europe
silurid, silurid fish - Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin
genus Silurus, Silurus - type genus of the Siluridae: catfishes
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A review of the environmental biology of European catfish Silurus glanis in its native and introduced ranges.
"It appears that catfish in general, and particularly European catfish species, use wave tracking to find baitfish.
Four piscivorous fishes such as pike, Esox lucius, European catfish, Silurus glanis, pikeperch, Sander lucioperca, and Eurasian perch, Perca fluviatilis, co-occur in Kaniv Reservoir (Ukraine).
The most abundant freshwater piscivorous fish in Europe are northern pike, Esox lucius, European catfish, Silurus glanis, pikeperch, Sander lucioperca, and Eurasian perch, Perca fuviatilis (Kottelat & Freyhof 2007).
Piscivorous fishes such as pike, European catfish, pikeperch, and perch, are the most preferred game fish for recreational fishermen in Ukrainian freshwaters, especially in the Dnieper Rivers reservoirs, and are also highly valued targets for local commercial fisheries.
In light of the importance of piscivores as a structuring force in aquatic ecosystems, the aim of the present study is to describe and evaluate diet compositions and overlaps, prey selectivities, and trophic relationships of pike, European catfish, pikeperch and perch.
3) Much of Killers of the Seas is a retelling of horror stories, from a squid carrying off a whale calf to a 12-year-old Mexican boy who was lanced in the stomach by a large ray, to a giant European catfish that ate a seven-year-old child in 1754.
Also known as the European Catfish, it is indigenous to continental Europe, so how did it find its way to Lancashire?
Infrared photography has revealed that European catfish can stalk prey by tracking underwater wakes much as hunters on land follow footprints.
The researchers then placed a 20-centimeter-long European catfish into the tank and added a guppy.

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