Family Ictaluridae - North American freshwater catfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 7 | Species : 51 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: North America from southern Canada to Guatemala. Head with eight barbels: 2 nasal, 2 maxillary and 4 chin. Scaleless. A spine on anterior edge of dorsal (except in Pritella) and pectoral fins. Dorsal soft rays usually 6. No palatine teeth. About 1.6 m maximum length attained in Ictalurus furcatus and Pylodictis olivaris. Three unrelated eyeless species are known from deep wells.
  Etymology
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Greek, ichthys = fish + Greek, ailouros = cat; a cat fish
  Reproductive guild
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guarders
  Typical activity level
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normal
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | Otophysa | Characiphysae | Siluriformes | Siluroidei | Ictaluridae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Ictaluridae as currently in FishBase

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The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque, 1818)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus punctatus Rafinesque, 1818
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus furcatus (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Pimelodus furcatus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal1
Amiurus meridionalis (non Günther, 1864)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ictalurus lupus (Girard, 1858)
acceptedseniornew
Pimelodus lupus Girard, 1858
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus meridionalis (Günther, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
! Amiurus meridionalis Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
Ameiurus meridionalis Günther, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Ictalurus dugesii (Bean, 1880)
acceptedseniornew
Amiurus dugesii Bean, 1880
synonymseniororiginal1
! Ictalurus dugesi (Bean, 1880)
synonymseniornew
Ictalurus pricei (Rutter, 1896)
acceptedseniornew
Villarius pricei Rutter, 1896
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus balsanus (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)
acceptedseniornew
Istlarius balsanus Jordan & Snyder, 1899
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus australis (Meek, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus mexicanus (Meek, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus ochoterenai (de Buen, 1946)
acceptedseniornew
Haustor ochoterenai de Buen, 1946
synonymseniororiginal1
Noturus flavus Rafinesque, 1818
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus gyrinus (Mitchill, 1817)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus gyrinus Mitchill, 1817
synonymseniororiginal1
Noturus insignis (Richardson, 1836)
acceptedseniornew
Pimelodus insigne Richardson, 1836
synonymseniororiginal1
Noturus exilis Nelson, 1876
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus eleutherus Jordan, 1877
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus miurus Jordan, 1877
acceptedseniororiginal1
Schilbeodes miurus (Jordan, 1877)
synonymseniornew
! Noturus miuris Jordan, 1877
synonymseniororiginal
Noturus nocturnus Jordan & Gilbert, 1886
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus furiosus Jordan & Meek, 1889
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus gilberti Jordan & Evermann, 1889
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus funebris Gilbert & Swain, 1891
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus hildebrandi (Bailey & Taylor, 1950)
acceptedseniornew
Schilbeodes hildebrandi Bailey & Taylor, 1950
synonymseniororiginal1
Noturus hildebrandi hildebrandi (Bailey & Taylor, 1950)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Noturus munitus Suttkus & Taylor, 1965
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus albater Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus baileyi Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus elegans Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus flavater Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus flavipinnis Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus lachneri Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus phaeus Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus placidus Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus stigmosus Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus trautmani Taylor, 1969
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus taylori Douglas, 1972
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus stanauli Etnier & Jenkins, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus gladiator Thomas & Burr, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus crypticus Burr, Eisenhour & Grady, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus fasciatus Burr, Eisenhour & Grady, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal1
Noturus maydeni Egge, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1818)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus olivaris Rafinesque, 1818
synonymseniororiginal1
! Pylodictus olivaris (Rafinesque, 1818)
synonymseniornew
Ameiurus catus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus catus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus catus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Pimelodus catus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Amiurus catus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Ameiurus natalis (Lesueur, 1819)
acceptedseniornew
Pimelodus natalis Lesueur, 1819
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus natalis (Lesueur, 1819)
synonymseniornew
Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)
acceptedseniornew
Pimelodus nebulosus Lesueur, 1819
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
! Ameirus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)
synonymseniornew
! Amiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)
synonymseniornew
! Ictalurus nebucosus (Lesueur, 1819)
synonymseniornew
Ameiurus lacustris (Walbaum, 1792)
ambiguousothernew
! Silurus nigrescens Lesueur, 1819
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Silurus coenosus Richardson, 1836
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pimelodus atrarius DeKay, 1842
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pimelodus vulgaris Thompson, 1842
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ameiurus vulgaris (Thompson, 1842)
synonymjuniornew
! Amiurus vulgaris (Thompson, 1842)
synonymjuniornew
Pimelodus felis Agassiz, 1850
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pimelodus marmoratus Holbrook, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
Ictalurus nebulosus pannonicus Harka & Pinter, 1990
synonymjuniororiginal1
Ameiurus catus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pimelodus catus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Silurus catus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Amiurus catus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque, 1820)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus melas Rafinesque, 1820
synonymseniororiginal1
Ameiurus melas melas (Rafinesque, 1820)
synonymseniornew
Ictalurus melas (Rafinesque, 1820)
synonymseniornew
Ictalurus melas melas (Rafinesque, 1820)
synonymseniornew
! Ameirus melas (Rafinesque, 1820)
synonymseniornew
Ameiurus vulgaris (Thompson, 1842)
ambiguousquestionablenew
Ameiurus platycephalus (Girard, 1859)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Ameiurus brunneus Jordan, 1877
acceptedseniororiginal
! Amiurus brunneus Jordan, 1877
synonymseniororiginal1
Ictalurus brunneus (Jordan, 1877)
synonymseniornew
Ameiurus serracanthus (Yerger & Relyea, 1968)
acceptedseniornew
Ictalurus serracanthus Yerger & Relyea, 1968
synonymseniororiginal1
Trogloglanis pattersoni Eigenmann, 1919
acceptedseniororiginal1
Satan eurystomus Hubbs & Bailey, 1947
acceptedseniororiginal1
Prietella phreatophila Carranza, 1954
acceptedseniororiginal1
Prietella lundbergi Walsh & Gilbert, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal1
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