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Noturus stigmosus  Taylor, 1969

Northern madtom
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ictaluridae (North American freshwater catfishes)
Etymology: Noturus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, oura = tail; refred to the position of the tail over the back (Ref. 45335);  stigmosus: stigmosus meaning marked or branded, referring to the two light spots typically present just anterior to the dorsal spine (Ref. 10294).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate, preferred ?; 43°N - 36°N

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North America: Lake Erie and Ohio River basins from western Pennsylvania, southern Michigan and eastern Kentucky to Ohio River in western Kentucky, USA; tributaries of Mississippi River in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi, USA.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 6.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mixed sand and rock riffles and runs with debris in small to large, often swift rivers. Forages at night, feeding largely on aquatic insect larvae (Ref. 55397).

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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