shovelnose catfish

noun
variants: less commonly

shovel–nosed catfish

Definition of shovelnose catfish

  1. :  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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1898

First Known Use of shovelnose catfish

1898


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