flathead catfish

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flat·​head catfish | \ ˈflat-ˌhed- How to pronounce flathead catfish (audio) \

Definition of flathead catfish

: a large yellowish catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) of the central and Gulf states of the U.S. with the sides and back heavily mottled with brown or black

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Examples of flathead catfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flathead catfish eats other species, said Mike Steiger, a DNREC fisheries biologist. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022 The previous record flathead catfish was a 52-pound fish caught in Barron Lake in Cass County in 2014, according to the DNR. Navya Gupta, Detroit Free Press, 6 June 2022 Predatory fish — which build up methylmercury by eating other fish — include: all species of black bass and gar, striped bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, walleye, sauger, saugeye, flathead catfish, muskellunge and northern pike. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 19 Aug. 2021 The previous record for a flathead catfish was set in 2019, when a fisherman named Marvin Griffin caught one in the same location. Brett Clarkson, sun-sentinel.com, 1 Sep. 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of flathead catfish

1945, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2022

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“Flathead catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flathead%20catfish. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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