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Silurus glanis, a sheatfish

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Alteration of obsolete sheathfish.

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sheatfish (plural sheatfishes or sheatfish)

  1. The wels catfish (Silurus glanis), a catfish, the largest freshwater fish in Europe.
  2. Other catfish of genus Silurus.
  3. Any of the species in family Siluridae, including:
    1. Wallago species, found in the Danube and other Eastern European rivers.
    2. Micromeria (syn. Micronema) spp.
    3. Phalacronotus species.

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