armored catfish


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Noun1.armored catfish - South American catfish having the body covered with bony plates
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
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Furthermore, in this assessment they also captured four new introduced species: Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock, 1828) (armored catfish), Colossoma macropomum (Cuvier, 1816) (tambaqui), Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Nile tilapia) and Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) (African catfish).
Almost nothing is known about these aspects concerning freshwater ornamental armored catfish. Thus, this study aimed to characterize and evaluate the histopathological aspects of important organs as gills, liver, integument and kidney of seven species of armored freshwater ornamental catfish from Guama river, Para State, Brazil.
The South American Sailfin Armored Catfish, Liposarcus multiradiatus (Hancock), a new exotic established in Puerto Rican fresh waters.
But Todd's eco-machine, a self-contained system that uses local organisms to filter the water mimics, he says, "the plants that thrived in the earliest life on Earth, when there was no oxygen." Within weeks, these connected tanks were overflowing with lush, green plants and after 12 1/2 days, in his first major test of the project--using the armored catfish in the last tank as a final vacuum cleaner--toxic sludge became crystal clear water with all primary pollutants 100% removed.
Reproduction and apparent over-winter survival of the suckermouth armored catfish, Plecostomus sp., in the headwaters of the San Antonio River.
308) is not carrying "an impaled armored catfish." First, the object on the pole is suspended, not impaled.
Gill tissue (Figure 1a) from armored catfish, Pterygoplichthys anisitsi Eigenmann and Kennedy 1903, n = 6, body mass = 252.5 [+ or -] 23.7 g, were fixed in 2.5% phosphate-buffered glutaraldehyde and dehydrated through graded ethanol solutions to 100%, ethanol:unccelerated methacrylate (1:1) and finally accelerated methacrylate (Historesin[R]).