Elegant madtom

The Elegant madtom lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Elegant madtoms in Alabama have a more robust body. A brown blotch at the front of the dorsal fin covers the dorsal spine and the lower half of the first three or four rays; the remainder is unpigmented. More

Identification: The Elegant Madtom has a long, slender body that is yellow-gray to brown above and has 3 or 4 dark saddles. A brown blotch on the base of the dorsal fin extends up the front edge of the fin. More

The Elegant Madtom is found in the upper Green River drainage of Kentucky and Tennessee. It is generally common. More

Common names

Elegant giftmalle in Danish (dansk)
elegant madtom in English
美石鮰 in Chinese (中文)
美石鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

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