Definition of shovelnose catfish
: a chiefly nocturnal, South American catfish (Sorubim lima of the family Pimelodidae) that is sometimes kept in tropical aquariums and may reach a length of 16 to 20 inches (41 to 51 centimeters) in length but is usually smaller in captivity —called also duckbill catfish
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