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see catfishcatfish,
common name applied to members of the fish families constituting the order Siluriformes, found in fresh and coastal waters. Catfish are named for the barbels ("whiskers") around their mouths and have scaleless skins, fleshy, rayless posterior fins, and sharp defensive
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The Tadpole Madtom was relatively common in Moore Creek (1.3 percent of all fish collected).
1981, Amite River--Laiche 1980, and Tickfaw River-Saul 1974) also support larger numbers of yellow bullhead, tadpole madtom, and flathead catfish.
By collection method (1983-1984): Multimesh Large mesh Species Otter Trawl gill net gill net Ictalurus furcatus 2088 783 3 Blue catfish Ictalurus punctatus 1807 80 1 Channel catfish Pylodictus olivaris 1 0 0 Flathead catfish Ameiurus natalis 0 0 0 Yellow bullhead Ameiurus melas 0 1 0 Black bullhead Noturus gyrinus 0 0 0 Tadpole madtom Bagre marinus 1 7 0 Gafftopsail catfish Arius felis 0 1 0 Sea catfish By collection method (1983-1984): Species Rotenone Totals Ictalurus furcatus 0 2874 Blue catfish Ictalurus punctatus 8 1896 Channel catfish Pylodictus olivaris 8 9 Flathead catfish Ameiurus natalis 6 6 Yellow bullhead Ameiurus melas 0 1 Black bullhead Noturus gyrinus 1 1 Tadpole madtom Bagre marinus 0 8 Gafftopsail catfish Arius felis 0 1 Sea catfish TABLE 2B.
The spotted bass (Micropterus punctulatus), tadpole madtom (Noturus gyrinus), and bluebreast darter (Etheostoma camurum) were collected during the current survey and were also recorded by Gerking (1945) or by Erman and Mumford (unpublished data).
On the same day, a tadpole madtom (Notorus gyrinus) was palpated from another female N.
Willow cats are tadpole madtoms (Noturus gyrinus), not to be confused with young bullheads, which were sold as "bullhead minnows" as early as the 1920s.