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Family: Ictaluridae North American freshwater catfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ameiurus brunneus Snail bullhead North America 29 TL 1877
Ameiurus catus White catfish North America 95 TL 1758
Ameiurus melas Black bullhead North America 66 TL 1820
Ameiurus natalis Yellow bullhead North America 60 TL 1819
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown bullhead North America 55 TL 1819
Ameiurus platycephalus Flat bullhead North America 29 TL 1859
Ameiurus serracanthus Spotted bullhead North America 28 TL 1968
Ictalurus australis Pánuco catfish Central America 1904
Ictalurus balsanus Balsas catfish Central America 1899
Ictalurus dugesii Lerma catfish Central America 1880
Ictalurus furcatus Blue catfish North America 165 TL 1840
Ictalurus lupus Headwater catfish North America 48 TL 1858
Ictalurus meridionalis Southern blue catfish Central America 73 SL 1864
Ictalurus mexicanus Rio Verde catfish Central America 1904
Ictalurus ochoterenai Chapala catfish Central America 1946
Ictalurus pricei Yaqui catfish North America 57 TL 1896
Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish North America 132 TL 1818
Noturus albater Ozark madtom North America 12 TL 1969
Noturus baileyi Smoky madtom North America 7.3 TL 1969
Noturus crypticus Chucky madtom North America 6.5 SL 2005
Noturus elegans Elegant madtom North America 7.4 TL 1969
Noturus eleutherus Mountain madtom North America 13 TL 1877
Noturus exilis Slender madtom North America 15 TL 1876
Noturus fasciatus Saddled madtom North America 8.5 TL 2005
Noturus flavater Checkered madtom North America 18 TL 1969
Noturus flavipinnis Yellowfin madtom North America 15 TL 1969
Noturus flavus Stonecat North America 31 TL 1818
Noturus funebris Black madtom North America 15 TL 1891
Noturus furiosus Carolina madtom North America 12 TL 1889
Noturus gilberti Orangefin madtom North America 10 TL 1889
Noturus gladiator Piebald madtom North America 10.6 SL 2004
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole madtom North America 13 TL 1817
Noturus hildebrandi Least madtom North America 6.9 TL 1950
Noturus insignis Margined madtom North America 15 TL 1836
Noturus lachneri Ouachita madtom North America 10 TL 1969
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled madtom North America 9.4 TL 1877
Noturus maydeni Black River madtom North America 8.1 SL 2006
Noturus miurus Brindled madtom North America 13 TL 1877
Noturus munitus Frecklebelly madtom North America 9.5 TL 1965
Noturus nocturnus Freckled madtom North America 15 TL 1886
Noturus phaeus Brown madtom North America 15 TL 1969
Noturus placidus Neosho madtom North America 8.7 TL 1969
Noturus stanauli Pygmy madtom North America 4.2 TL 1980
Noturus stigmosus Northern madtom North America 13 TL 1969
Noturus taylori Caddo madtom North America 7.7 TL 1972
Noturus trautmani Scioto madtom North America 6.1 TL 1969
Prietella lundbergi Phantom blindcat North America 4.5 SL 1995
Prietella phreatophila Mexican blindcat Central America 1954
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead catfish North America 155 TL 1818
Satan eurystomus Widemouth blindcat North America 13.7 TL 1947
Trogloglanis pattersoni Toothless blindcat North America 10.4 TL 1919



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