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Walking catfish and other aliens by Charles Edmund Roth

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Published by Addison-Wesley in [Reading, Mass.] .
Written in English



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  • Introduced animals -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Animal introduction -- United States -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Introduced animals.

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Describes various animal species not native to the United States, how they arrived on the North American continent, and their effect on the native wildlife.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Charles E. Roth.
GenreJuvenile literature.
LC ClassificationsQL86 .R67
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5288030M
ISBN 100201065282
LC Control Number72007436

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  The name walking catfish is not technically correct. Instead of walking, this catfish moves along the ground like a snake or an eel. By flexing the sharp pectoral spines, this fish can pull its body along the ground. Because it is considered to be a tropical species, the walking catfish typically prefers warm waters. fishing options; fishing guides. charter options & rates; f.a.q. south florida guides; southwest florida guides; lake okeechobee guides; central florida guides.   Walking Catfish (Animal Invaders) Library Binding – August 1, by Susan H Gray (Author)Author: Susan H Gray. The Walking Catfish have upset the balance of the ecosystems and hurt local economies. OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive) Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide.

Walking Catfish can carry disease that kill other fish 11 points - added 8 years ago by JanetK - 8. Walking catfish use their wiskers to find food. Most catfish have poor eyesight and using their 'barbels' to locate food. In a ten year period the walking catfish had invaded 20 Florida counties 8 points - added 8 years ago by JanetK -   Now that the euphoria in the media has settled down on Tiktaalik, the “walking fish,” it is time to reflect upon what must surely be the biggest fish story of the decade.. In both the print and broadcast media, reports of the discovery of the fossil fish known as Tiktaalik has been hyped as convincing proof that, through a random chance process of evolution, fish sprouted .   In , after other nations began reporting problems with introduced Walking Catfish invasions, the state of Florida decided to ban the import and possession of the fishes as a precaution–which led to a commercial aquarium breeder in Tampa illegally dumping his adult fish into the nearby Hillsborough River.   Let us begin a discussion about the Walking Catfish with a little limerick: There once was a catfish walking That had the folks in Florida talking. The fish walked the roads, Got splattered like toads. And the carcasses got drivers to balking. What sane motorist would not balk at the prospect of swarms of catfish.