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Family: Ictaluridae North American freshwater catfishes



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51 species (see list below)

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Photo by Casten, L.

North America
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Ameiurus brunneus Jordan, 1877

Photo by Casten, L.
 
Ameiurus brunneus
[Snail bullhead]

Photo by Crippen, C.

North America
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Ameiurus catus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Crippen, C.
 
Ameiurus catus
[White catfish]

Photo by Divino, J.N.

North America
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by Divino, J.N.
 
Ameiurus melas
[Black bullhead]

Photo by Scarola, J.F.

North America
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Ameiurus natalis (Lesueur, 1819)

Photo by Scarola, J.F.
 
Ameiurus natalis
[Yellow bullhead]

Photo by Zienert, S.

North America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)

Photo by Zienert, S.
 
Ameiurus nebulosus
[Brown bullhead]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Ameiurus platycephalus (Girard, 1859)

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Ameiurus platycephalus
[Flat bullhead]

Photo by Burkhead, N.

North America
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Ameiurus serracanthus (Yerger & Relyea, 1968)

Photo by Burkhead, N.
 
Ameiurus serracanthus
[Spotted bullhead]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Central America

Ictalurus australis (Meek, 1904)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ictalurus australis
[Pánuco catfish]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Central America

Ictalurus balsanus (Jordan & Snyder, 1899)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ictalurus balsanus
[Balsas catfish]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Central America

Ictalurus dugesii (Bean, 1880)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ictalurus dugesii
[Lerma catfish]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 165 cm TL
Ictalurus furcatus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Ictalurus furcatus
[Blue catfish]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

North America
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Ictalurus lupus (Girard, 1858)

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Ictalurus lupus
[Headwater catfish]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 73 cm SL

 
Ictalurus meridionalis
[Southern blue catfish]
No picture found
Central America

 
Ictalurus mexicanus
[Rio Verde catfish]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

Central America

Ictalurus ochoterenai (de Buen, 1946)

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Ictalurus ochoterenai
[Chapala catfish]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Ictalurus pricei (Rutter, 1896)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ictalurus pricei
[Yaqui catfish]

Photo by Lovshin, L.

North America
Max. Length 132 cm TL
Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque, 1818)

Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Ictalurus punctatus
[Channel catfish]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Noturus albater Taylor, 1969

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus albater
[Ozark madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 7.3 cm TL

 
Noturus baileyi
[Smoky madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Noturus crypticus
[Chucky madtom]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Noturus elegans Taylor, 1969

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus elegans
[Elegant madtom]

Photo by Tumlison, R.

North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus eleutherus Jordan, 1877

Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Noturus eleutherus
[Mountain madtom]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus exilis Nelson, 1876

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Noturus exilis
[Slender madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Noturus fasciatus
[Saddled madtom]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Noturus flavater Taylor, 1969

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Noturus flavater
[Checkered madtom]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus flavipinnis Taylor, 1969

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Noturus flavipinnis
[Yellowfin madtom]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Noturus flavus Rafinesque, 1818

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Noturus flavus
[Stonecat]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus funebris Gilbert & Swain, 1891

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus funebris
[Black madtom]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Noturus furiosus Jordan & Meek, 1889

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Noturus furiosus
[Carolina madtom]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Noturus gilberti Jordan & Evermann, 1889

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus gilberti
[Orangefin madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Noturus gladiator
[Piebald madtom]

Photo by Thomas, C.

North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus gyrinus (Mitchill, 1817)

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Noturus gyrinus
[Tadpole madtom]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 6.9 cm TL
Noturus hildebrandi (Bailey & Taylor, 1950)

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus hildebrandi
[Least madtom]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus insignis (Richardson, 1836)

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus insignis
[Margined madtom]

Photo by Tumlison, R.

North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Noturus lachneri Taylor, 1969

Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Noturus lachneri
[Ouachita madtom]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 9.4 cm TL
Noturus leptacanthus Jordan, 1877

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus leptacanthus
[Speckled madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Noturus maydeni
[Black River madtom]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus miurus Jordan, 1877

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Noturus miurus
[Brindled madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Noturus munitus
[Frecklebelly madtom]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus nocturnus Jordan & Gilbert, 1886

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus nocturnus
[Freckled madtom]

Photo by Page, L.M.

North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus phaeus Taylor, 1969

Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus phaeus
[Brown madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 8.7 cm TL

 
Noturus placidus
[Neosho madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 4.2 cm TL

 
Noturus stanauli
[Pygmy madtom]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus stigmosus Taylor, 1969

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Noturus stigmosus
[Northern madtom]

Photo by Tumlison, R.

North America
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL
Noturus taylori Douglas, 1972

Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Noturus taylori
[Caddo madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL

 
Noturus trautmani
[Scioto madtom]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Prietella lundbergi
[Phantom blindcat]

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.

Central America

Prietella phreatophila Carranza, 1954

Photo by Contreras-Balderas, S.
 
Prietella phreatophila
[Mexican blindcat]

Photo by Østergaard, T.

North America
Max. Length 155 cm TL
Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque, 1818)

Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Pylodictis olivaris
[Flathead catfish]

Photo by Thomas, C.

North America
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL
Satan eurystomus Hubbs & Bailey, 1947

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Satan eurystomus
[Widemouth blindcat]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

North America
Max. Length 10.4 cm TL
Trogloglanis pattersoni Eigenmann, 1919

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Trogloglanis pattersoni
[Toothless blindcat]
51 Species of Family Ictaluridae
(North American freshwater catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1877 Ameiurus brunneus Snail bullhead North America 29 TL
1758 Ameiurus catus White catfish North America 95 TL
1820 Ameiurus melas Black bullhead North America 66 TL
1819 Ameiurus natalis Yellow bullhead North America 47 TL
1819 Ameiurus nebulosus Brown bullhead North America 55 TL
1859 Ameiurus platycephalus Flat bullhead North America 29 TL
1968 Ameiurus serracanthus Spotted bullhead North America 28 TL
1904 Ictalurus australis Pánuco catfish Central America
1899 Ictalurus balsanus Balsas catfish Central America
1880 Ictalurus dugesii Lerma catfish Central America
1840 Ictalurus furcatus Blue catfish North America 165 TL
1858 Ictalurus lupus Headwater catfish North America 48 TL
1864 Ictalurus meridionalis Southern blue catfish Central America 73 SL
1904 Ictalurus mexicanus Rio Verde catfish Central America
1946 Ictalurus ochoterenai Chapala catfish Central America
1896 Ictalurus pricei Yaqui catfish North America 57 TL
1818 Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish North America 132 TL
1969 Noturus albater Ozark madtom North America 12 TL
1969 Noturus baileyi Smoky madtom North America 7.3 TL
2005 Noturus crypticus Chucky madtom North America 6.5 SL
1969 Noturus elegans Elegant madtom North America 8.9 TL
1877 Noturus eleutherus Mountain madtom North America 13 TL
1876 Noturus exilis Slender madtom North America 15 TL
2005 Noturus fasciatus Saddled madtom North America 6.2 SL
1969 Noturus flavater Checkered madtom North America 18 TL
1969 Noturus flavipinnis Yellowfin madtom North America 15 TL
1818 Noturus flavus Stonecat North America 31 TL
1891 Noturus funebris Black madtom North America 15 TL
1889 Noturus furiosus Carolina madtom North America 12 TL
1889 Noturus gilberti Orangefin madtom North America 10 TL
2004 Noturus gladiator Piebald madtom North America 10.6 SL
1817 Noturus gyrinus Tadpole madtom North America 13 TL
1950 Noturus hildebrandi Least madtom North America 6.9 TL
1836 Noturus insignis Margined madtom North America 15 TL
1969 Noturus lachneri Ouachita madtom North America 10 TL
1877 Noturus leptacanthus Speckled madtom North America 9.4 TL
2006 Noturus maydeni Black River madtom North America 8.1 SL
1877 Noturus miurus Brindled madtom North America 13 TL
1965 Noturus munitus Frecklebelly madtom North America 9.5 TL
1886 Noturus nocturnus Freckled madtom North America 15 TL
1969 Noturus phaeus Brown madtom North America 15 TL
1969 Noturus placidus Neosho madtom North America 8.7 TL
1980 Noturus stanauli Pygmy madtom North America 4.2 TL
1969 Noturus stigmosus Northern madtom North America 13 TL
1972 Noturus taylori Caddo madtom North America 7.7 TL
1969 Noturus trautmani Scioto madtom North America 6.1 TL
1995 Prietella lundbergi Phantom blindcat North America 4.5 SL
1954 Prietella phreatophila Mexican blindcat Central America
1818 Pylodictis olivaris Flathead catfish North America 155 TL
1947 Satan eurystomus Widemouth blindcat North America 13.7 TL
1919 Trogloglanis pattersoni Toothless blindcat North America 10.4 TL



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