from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of fishes, typical of the family Batrachidæ, containing the toad-fish, B. tau, of the North Atlantic, and several closely related species. See
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Exotic fish species, including walking catfish Clarias batrachus, are competing with native species for habitat.
Besides the scientific terms of 'salamander', 'newt', 'batrachus' and so on, which had begun to take on a rather disrespectful character, there were many other different names suggested.
And cartilaginous fishes are first oviparous internally and subsequently viviparous; they rear the embryos internally, the batrachus or fishing-frog being an exception.
The batrachus or fishing-frog also is unable to take in its young owing to the size of the head and the prickles; and, by the way, as was previously remarked, it is the only one of these fishes that is not viviparous.
The only instance of a similar cutaneous modification is that pointed out by Dr. Günther 10 in the skin of the belly of the Siluroid fish, Aspredo batrachus.
Magur - Clarias batrachus - sold in HAL market, Bangalore
THE walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, is a species that can 'walk' using its pectoral fins to keep it upright as it wriggles through mud