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Noturus flavus  Rafinesque, 1818

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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);  flavus: flavus meaning yellow (Ref. 10294).   More on author: Rafinesque.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate; 5°C - 23°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?; 51°N - 34°N

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North America: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River) and Mississippi River basins from Quebec to Alberta in Canada, and south to northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, and northeastern Oklahoma, USA; Hudson River drainage in New York, USA.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 13.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 12193)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rubble and boulder riffles and runs of creeks and small to large rivers, and gravel shoals of lakes (Ref. 5723, 10294). Adult feeds on mayfly larvae and crayfish (Ref. 10294).

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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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