Tadpole madtom

The Tadpole madtom lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

DISTRIBUTION: Tadpole madtoms are widespread and often abundant in the mobile basin below the Fall Line. Unlike the black madtom, this species seems unaffected by the unique habitat and water-quality conditions of Black Belt streams. More

The tadpole madtom is one of six small catfish known as madtoms found in Ohio. They are one of the three rather common species out of those six. More

the Tadpole Madtom Noturus gyrinus (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae), in southern Illinois. Ohio J. Sci. 86(4):153-160. More

The tadpole madtom is known from Frenchman's Creek, Hitchcock County in Nebraska. The presence of it is unintentional in most locations. It is believed that introduced channel catfish and bullhead stock was contaminated with tadpole madtoms. More

Tadpole - The tadpole madtom has the appearance of being bent and is found in the Coastal Plain. More

Tadpole Madtom will bloom quickly, doubling its size in six months from juvenile to adolescent. Not all Madtoms will tolerate warm water and in places with co-existing madtom species, Tadpoles will remain in warming water, up to 82 More

Range: The Tadpole Madtom is found in Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from New Hampshire to the Nueces River in Texas and in the St. More

The tadpole madtom catfish is probably one of the best North American catfishes for the aquarium. More

The tadpole madtom is widespread in the Mississippi River and in the large interior rivers of Iowa (Harlan et al. 1987). It has been documented in the Missouri River and is occasionally taken in natural and man-made lakes. More

The Tadpole Madtom hides beneath woody debris or vegetation during the day. Although found in both clear and muddy water, this species usually lives on a mud bottom rather than the shallow riffles or rocky bottoms preferred by most madtoms in Kansas. More

madtom has one internasal pore while the tadpole madtom has two, and 16 to 18 anal rays while the tadpole madtom has only 14 to 16. More

Noturus gyrinus (Mitchill), the tadpole madtom, was reported by Kennicott from the "North Red River" and the Maple River in 1857 (SI 1994). More

Common names

chat-fou brun in French (français)
Haletudse-giftmalle in Danish (dansk)
Kivimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Som-golovastik in Russian (русский язык)
tadpole madtom in English
蝌蚪石鮰 in Chinese (中文)
蝌蚪石鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Ictaluridae
Genus : Noturus
Species : Noturus gyrinus
Authority : Mitchill, 1817