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catfish

primitive, eel-like, freshwater fish; naked or covered with spines or plates but not scales. Members of the suborder Siluroidea, catfish are divided into many families, genera and species, e.g. blue, bullhead, channel, electric.
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Catfishes are a major part of the fish fauna and support a significant commercial fishery.
Condition (K) of catfishes was determined by the formula:
Eight species of catfishes (4,796 individuals) were collected in 1983-1984 (Table 2), including six freshwater species (Ictaluridae) and two marine species (Ariidae).