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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae North American freshwater catfishes

Genus: Ameiurus

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

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

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

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

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

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

North America
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ameiurus natalis (Lesueur, 1819)

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

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

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