from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Asiatic catfishes of the family Silurid√¶: so called from the adhesive apparatus or sucking-disk formed by plaits of skin between the pectorals, enabling the fish to cling to stones in the mountain streams which it inhabits.


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