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flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States

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large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins

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Steve Miranda and Jack Killgore to study the spatial distributions of catfishes there.
Ictalurid catfishes, identified in the field as the headwater catfish, were collected and preserved as vouchers on 30 June 2007 from the Frio River at the Ranch Road 1120 (Real County, Texas) and Ranch to Market Road 1050 (Uvalde County, Texas) crossings near the city of Leakey.
ABSTRACT--Eight species of catfishes were collected during a survey of Lake Maurepas, an oligohaline part of the upper Lake Pontchartrain estuary.
But catfishes, known more formally as the order Siluriformes, are a vast and diverse order of fishes, with many seafaring species.
Studies of Mexican and South American catfishes also were presented.