noun, plural (especially collectively) mudfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mudfishes.
any of various fishes that live in muddy waters, as the bowfin or mummichog.

1495–1505; mud + fish Unabridged
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mudfish (ˈmʌdˌfɪʃ)
n , pl -fish, -fishes
any of various fishes, such as the bowfin and cichlids, that live at or frequent the muddy bottoms of rivers, lakes, etc

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