blue catfish

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blue catfish

n.
A large bluish freshwater catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) of North America and especially the Mississippi River basin, sometimes weighing more than 45 kilograms (100 pounds). Also called blue cat.

blue′ cat′fish


n.
a large freshwater catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, popular as a food fish in the Mississippi River valley.
Also called blue′ cat′.
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Noun1.blue catfish - a large catfish of the Mississippi valleyblue catfish - a large catfish of the Mississippi valley
channel cat, channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus - freshwater food fish common throughout central United States
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In catfish, 1,020 SNPs have been identified in 161 genes from the comparison of 849 expressed sequence tags (ESTs) from Ictalurus furcatus (Valenciennes, 1840) with more than 11,000 ESTs from Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque, 1818) deposited in the GenBank (He et al.