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n. pl. squawfish or squaw·fish·es
A pikeminnow.


(Animals) old-fashioned any of several types of predatory N American fish (genus Ptychocheilus) of the carp family, with elongated bodies



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any large, slender cyprinid fish of the genus Ptychocheilus, of W North America.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Long-term retention of implanted transmitters in Colorado squawfish and razorback sucker.
Estimated loss of juvenile salmonids to predation by northern squawfish, walleyes, and smallmouth bass in the John Day Reservoir, Columbia River.
Status of Colorado squawfish and razorback sucker in the San Juan River, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
He was fishing for squawfish otherwise known by its new politically correct name, the northern pikeminnow.
Nombre en ingles Nombre cientifico Nombre en espanol (5) Colorado River Ptychocheilus lucius * India del Colorado Squawfish Razorback sucker Xyrauchen texanus * Matalote jorobado Bonytail chub Gila elegans * Cacho cola de hueso Humback chub Gila cypha Charal jorobado Roundtail chub Gila robusta Cacho cola redonda Desert sucker Catostomus clarki Matalote del desierto
In the early 1990s, however, Dexter Lake's large population of northern squawfish (as pikeminnows were then known) was seen as competition for the rainbow trout fishery Lowell officials wanted to see developed in the lake.
Changes in habitat and microhabitat partitioning within an assemblage of stream fishes in response to predation by Sacramento squawfish (Ptychocheilus grandis).
The Nez Perces developed a complex fishing technology to harvest species of chinook, coho, chum, and sockeye salmon; cutthroat, lake, dolly varden, and steelhead trout; and different varieties of whitefish, sturgeon, suckers, lampreys, and squawfish.
Eleven place names have been eliminated, including two different Squaw Creeks in the Kootenay region, two different Squawfish Lakes, a Squaw Lake, and Squaw Mountain in the Omineca-Peace region, and Squaw Fish Lake, Squaw Island, Squaw Range, and two Squaw Creeks in the Skeena region.
In Colorado, Indian activists recently got the endangered squawfish renamed the Colorado pike minnow.