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.
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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]
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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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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.
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.
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).
Glochidia doubled or tripled in size while attached to yellow and black bullheads, slender madtom, and flathead catfish. Juvenile mussels excysted from channel catfish and grew several times their original diameter (Figure 2).
Mercury is converted from an inorganic form in the water to an organic form that enters the food chain and is magnified in concentration a million-fold by the time it gets to top predator fish like largemouth bass and flathead catfish. It affects the nervous system, particularly in developing fetuses and small children less than about seven years of age.
Three species (flathead catfish, Pylodictus olivaria, yellow bullhead, Ameiurus natalia, and tadpole madtom) were collected only with rotenone, suggesting an association with the sheltered shoreline habitats of cypress stumps and roots.
Offspring from several hybrid crosses (channel catfish x blue catfish, channel catfish, x black bullhead catfish, and channel catfish x flathead catfish) were evaluated for desirable culture characteristics.
The three major species are the channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. At least one of these species is found in every state in the US.