Latest Ictaluridae Stories

2009-08-20 20:30:10

A Georgia man said he reeled in a 103-pound flathead catfish from the Ocmulgee River, where the species of fish is non-native. Tom Head, 76, said the fish he caught near Warner Robins this week measured more than 57 inches long and was more than 41 inches in girth, WSBTV, Atlanta, reported Thursday. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division said Head's fish was larger than the current state record by 20 pounds, but is not eligible because the angler was using a...

Latest Ictaluridae Reference Libraries

2007-12-18 14:22:53

The Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus), is a fish of the family Ictaluridae. It is widely distributed throughout North America. It is a species of bullhead catfish and is similar to the black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) and yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis). The brown bullhead is also widely known as the "mud pout", "horned pout" or "hornpout" or simply "mud cat", along with the other bullhead species. The brown bullhead thrives in a variety of habitats, including lakes and ponds with low...

2005-06-09 12:34:48

The Flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris), also known as yellow cat, opelousas, mud cat and shovelhead cat, are large North American freshwater catfish. Ranging from the lower Great Lakes region to northern Mexico, they have been widely introduced and are an invasive species in some areas. Their native range includes a broad area west of the Appalachian Mountains encompassing large rivers of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio basins. The range extends as far north as North Dakota, as far...

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