Definition of mudfish in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmədˌfiSH/ /ˈmədˌfɪʃ/

nounmudfish, mudfishes

  • 1Any of a number of elongated fish that are able to survive long periods of drought by burrowing in the mud.

    a New Zealand fish (genus Neochanna, family Galaxiidae)an African lungfish (Protopterus annectens, family Protopteridae)

    ‘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 loss of 85 – 95% of New Zealand’s original wetlands were disastrous for mudfish habitats.’
    • ‘The mudfish was a common motif in Benin art, sometimes acting as a royal symbol.’
  • 2

    another term for bowfin