spiny catfish

noun

: a small brown South American freshwater naked catfish (Doras cataphractus) having the pectoral fins armed with hooked spines and a row of spinose bony plates along each side of the body and being sometimes kept in the tropical aquarium where it is an excellent scavenger

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“Spiny catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiny%20catfish. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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