Definition of channel cat in English:

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channel cat

(also channel catfish)


A common North American freshwater catfish which has a pale blue to olive back with dark spots.
  • Ictalurus punctatus, family Ictaluridae
Example sentences
  • The twin lakes are stocked with channel catfish, blue catfish, bluegill sunfish and largemouth bass.
  • Another characteristic of channel catfish is the ability to hear sounds.
  • Researchers have identified naturally occurring antibiotics in channel catfish that may be a promising indicator for monitoring fish health in the expanding aquaculture industry nationwide.
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