Definition of channel cat in English:

channel cat

(also channel catfish)


  • A common North American freshwater catfish which has a pale blue to olive back with dark spots.

    Ictalurus punctatus, family Ictaluridae

    • ‘A slightly longer ride on the eastbound bus, and you could be chasing channel cats and smallies on the Mississippi.’
    • ‘The twin lakes are stocked with channel catfish, blue catfish, bluegill sunfish and largemouth bass.’
    • ‘Researchers have identified naturally occurring antibiotics in channel catfish that may be a promising indicator for monitoring fish health in the expanding aquaculture industry nationwide.’
    • ‘Another characteristic of channel catfish is the ability to hear sounds.’
    • ‘Genetic research on channel catfish - the most commonly used species - began in the mid-1960s.’