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1Any of a number of elongated fish that are able to survive long periods of drought by burrowing in the mud.
- ‘They are later harvested, but fish diversity is reduced as the fishermen's catch is dominated by mudfish, a hardy member of the catfish family that survives in dried-up river- and lakebeds.’
- ‘The mudfish was a common motif in Benin art, sometimes acting as a royal symbol.’
- ‘The loss of 85 95% of New Zealands original wetlands were disastrous for mudfish habitats.’
2another term for bowfin
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