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channel catfish

a food fish, Ictalurus punctatus, common in fresh waters throughout central U.S.
Also called channel cat.
Origin of channel catfish
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The object was to entice channel catfish to the surface.
  • The program includes free fishing clinics and extensive stocking, primarily of channel catfish and hybrid sunfish.
  • Smaller blue cats are often confused with channel catfish.
  • Selective breeding programs for channel catfish inherently involve acute handling stressors.
  • channel catfish are raised in large, open ponds, and are harvested by seining.
  • Management of genetic groups of channel catfish is difficult due to the lack of obvious physical differences between individuals.
  • Copper sulfate is used for fungus control on channel catfish eggs in the hatchery.

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