Definition of channel cat in English:

channel cat

Syllabification: chan·nel cat
(also channel catfish)


  • A common North American freshwater catfish that has a pale blue to olive back with dark spots.
    • Ictalurus punctatus, family Ictaluridae
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    • 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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