armored catfish


armored catfish
noun
South American catfish having the body covered with bony plates
Hypernyms: ↑catfish, ↑siluriform fish
Member Holonyms: ↑Laricariidae, ↑family Laricariidae

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noun
: any of certain So. American catfishes chiefly of the family Loricariidae having the body covered by rough and often interlocking bony plates

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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