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  1. blue catfish a large catfish of the Mississippi valley
  2. bullhead catfish any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
  3. blackfish small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school
  4. yellow goatfish schooling goatfish; greyish with yellow stripe
  5. lake whitefish found in the Great Lakes and north to Alaska
  6. bluefish bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters
  7. basket fish any starfish-like animal of the genera Euryale or Astrophyton or Gorgonocephalus having slender complexly branched interlacing arms radiating from a central disc
  8. blennioid fish elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins
  9. placative intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
  10. pilotfish small pelagic fish often accompanying sharks or mantas
  11. blue cohosh tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
  12. sea catfish any of numerous marine fishes most of which are mouthbreeders; not used for food
  13. channel catfish freshwater food fish common throughout central United States
  14. catfish any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
  15. flatfish any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side
  16. percoid fish any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
  17. batfish bottom-dweller of warm western Atlantic coastal waters having a flattened scaleless body that crawls about on fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins
  18. blue cat a large catfish of the Mississippi valley
  19. alligatorfish small very elongate sea poachers
  20. plectognath fish tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines