walking catfish


walking catfish
noun
: an Asian catfish of the genus Clarias (C. batrachus) that is able to move about on land and has been inadvertently introduced into Florida waters

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an Asian catfish, Clarias batrachus, that can survive out of water and move overland from one body of water to another: introduced into Florida.
[1965-70]

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walking catfish,
a catfish of Asia that can crawl over ground by means of its tail and spiny fins and live on land for extended periods by taking in air through its auxiliary breathing apparatus: »

An example of an imported species that became a dangerous threat to the freshwater ecology of the subtropical United States…is Clarias batrachus, the “walking catfish” (D. A. Brown).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.