flathead catfish

noun
a yellow and brown catfish, Pylodictus olivaris, common in the central U.S., having a flattened head and a projecting lower jaw.
Also called goujon, mudcat, shovelnose catfish, spoonbill catfish.


Origin:
1940–45

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Flathead catfish are aquatic predators, but that doesn't mean they don't get
  preyed upon themselves.
Fishing for flathead catfish is a hunt, a game of strategy.
Each of these methods works for channel, blue and flathead catfish.
Flathead catfish in the river's lower reach have now been added to the advisory
  list, which otherwise remains unchanged.
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