Smoky madtom

The Smoky madtom lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Smoky madtom is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

smoky madtom, Noturus baileyi Taylor, in Citico Creek. M.S. Thesis. Univ. Tennessee-Knoxville, TN. More

Identification: The Smoky Madtom has a slender body and a flat head, with the deepest point being beneath the dorsal fin. The body is olive-brown on the back and sides and white to yellow below. More

The smoky madtom is presently known only from Citico Greek, a tributary of the Little Tennessee River in Monroe County, Tennessee. More

Taylor (05) described the smoky madtom in 1969 and placed it in the subgenus Rabida because of the shape of its pectoral spine and its color pattern. Within this subgenus, Noturus baileyi is included in the hildebrandi species group along with both subspecies of N. More

The smoky madtom is currently known from about 6 miles of one stream in eastern Tennessee. More

The smoky madtom is a small fish (maximum size 3 in.) that is currently only known from a 4.2-km portion of Citico Creek, Monroe County, Tennessee. Because of its limited distribution it has been awarded both federal and Tennessee state Endangered status. More

The Smoky Madtom was presumed extinct when it was first described in 1967. More

reintroduced the smoky madtom, duskytail darter, yellowfin madtom, and More

chub, smoky madtom, yellowfin madtom, and boulder darter. “Unfortunately many of our nongame fish and other aquatic life, that could be considered our region’s ‘rainforest,’ are in danger of disappearing forever,” said Pat Rakes, co-director of Conservation Fisheries. More

The 3-inch smoky madtom was only discovered in Abrams Creek in the Smokies in 1957 � after a routine fish kill was conducted to reduce the rough fish population and improve trout fishing. Scientists thought they had wiped out the newly discovered species. More

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Common names

Røgfarvet giftmalle in Danish (dansk)
smoky madtom in English
貝氏石鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
貝氏石鮰 in Unknown
贝氏石鮰 in Mandarin Chinese
贝氏石鮰 in Unknown

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Ictaluridae
Genus : Noturus
Species : Noturus baileyi
Authority : Taylor, 1969