Ralph Taylor, Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Natural History, examined faded brindled madtom
specimens collected by Jordan and other biologists in the upper Tennessee drainage and discover a new species--the yellowfin madtom
To the authors' knowledge, this madtom
had not been collected in the state since 1972 when Robison (1974) reported three specimens from a spring-fed tributary of Horsehead Creek in Columbia County, 3.
the American book lamprey, satinfin shiner, spotfin shiner, eastern silvery minnow, comely shiner, spottail shiner, swallowtail shiner, fallfish, tadpole madtom
, margined madtom
, and redbreast sunfish; respectively, Figures 7, 21, 22, 25, 28, 31, 32, 38, 48, 49, and 77) are widely distributed in the state, but with fewer known localities than those species that have been identified in the preceding paragraph.
Parmley D and Hall J: Observations on the habitat requirements of the tadpole madtom
(Noturus gyrinus) in central Georgia.
The staff at Great Smoky Mountains has worked to restore less charismatic fish such as the spotfin chub, duskytail darter, Smoky madtom
, and yellowfin madtom
Three species (black bullhead, Ameiurus melas, tadpole madtom
, Noturus gyrinus, and sea catfish, Arius felis) were represented by single individuals.
We captured 14 species of fish over the course of the study: bluehead chub (Cyprinidae: Nocomis leptocephalus), creek chub (Cyprinidae: Semotilus atromaculatus), rosyside dace (Cyprinidae: Clinostomus funduloides), redbreast sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis auritus), yellow bullhead (Ictaluridae: Ameiurus natalis), American eel (Anguillidae: Anguilla rostrata), swallowtail shiner (Cyprinidae: Notropis procne), white shiner (Cyprinidae: Notropis albeolus), margined madtom
(Ictaluridae: Noturus insignis), green sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis cyanellus), bluegill sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis macrochirus), mosquitofish (Poeciliidae: Gambusia affinis), warmouth sunfish (Centrarchidae: Lepomis gulosus), and a darter (Percidae: Percina spp.
First come the bottom-dwelling catfish that can be caught in any water: both the big blue channel cat (that prefer faster-moving rivers and clear lakes and can grow to almost four feet and 60 pounds in big water) and ordinary mudcats found in more sluggish waterways, and often called bullhead, madtom
, horned pout, yeller-belly, ol' whiskers, and other regional names of gustatory affection.
Two threatened species could also sink the project -- the Ouachita madtom
catfish and the fatmucket mussel.
Miller (1984) showed that size of prey consumed by the frecklebelly madtom
Noturus munitus did not increase with body size.
as endangered: the Cumberland darter (Etheostoma susanae), rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum), yellowcheek darter (Etheostoma moorei), chucky madtom
(Noturus crypticus), and laurel dace (Phoxinus saylori).