- any of various fishes that live in muddy waters, as the bowfin or mummichog.
Origin of mudfish
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Examples from the Web for mudfish
The Queensland mudfish is an antiquity, and there has not been much change in its lineage for millions of years.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
Their roots were five or six feet high, and mudfish splashed in the holes beneath.Wyndham's Pal
The Australian mudfish (Ceratodus) is not known to hibernate or aestivate.
The mudfish would have seemed then a poor refugee from the too crowded and aggressive life of the sea.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
- 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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