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Flathead catfish

Summary
The flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), also called by several common names including mudcat or shovelhead cat, is a large species of North American freshwater catfish in the family Ictaluridae. It is the only species of the genus Pylodictis. Ranging from the lower Great Lakes region to northern Mexico, it has been widely introduced and is an invasive species in some areas. The closest living relative of the flathead catfish is the much smaller widemouth blindcat, Satan eurystomus. Common names The flathead catfish is also known as the yellow cat, mud cat, Johnnie cat, goujon, appaluchion, opelousas, pied cat and Mississippi cat.[ Texas.gov: Other names]- Retrieved 2017-11-17 In dialect of the Ozark mountains it may be referred to as a "granny cat." Description The flathead catfish is olive colored on its sides and dorsum, with a white to yellow underside. Indi
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