walking catfish


: an Asian freshwater catfish (Clarias batrachus of the family Clariidae) that is able to move about on land and has become established in Florida waters

Examples of walking catfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Initially from South Asia, the walking catfish's introduction to Florida is believed to be linked to an importation by an aquaculture facility in Palm Beach County or a truck transporting brood fish between Miami and Broward County, according to the Florida Museum. Jennifer Sangalang, USA TODAY, 29 Sep. 2022

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First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of walking catfish was in 1968

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“Walking catfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20catfish. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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