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mudfish

Line breaks: mud|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌdfɪʃ
 
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Definition of mudfish in English:

noun (plural same or mudfishes)

1Any of a number of elongated fish that are able to survive long periods of drought by burrowing in the mud:
  • A New Zealand fish (genus Neochanna, family Galaxiidae).An African lungfish (Protopterus annectens, family Protopteridae).
Example sentences
  • They are later harvested, but fish diversity is reduced as the fishermen's catch is dominated by mudfish, a hardy member of the catfish family that survives in dried-up river- and lakebeds.
  • The loss of 85 – 95% of New Zealand’s original wetlands were disastrous for mudfish habitats.
  • The mudfish was a common motif in Benin art, sometimes acting as a royal symbol.
2 another term for bowfin.

Words that rhyme with mudfish

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