Speckled madtom

The Speckled madtom lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

DISTRIBUTION: The widespread speckled madtom is possibly the most abundant madtom in Alabama. More

Identification: The Speckled Madtom has a slender body that is red- or yellow-brown above with many conspicuous black specks - some much larger than others, and light yellow to white below, without black specks. More

Speckled madtom; Madtom; Slender madtom; Yellowfin madtom; Orangefin madtom; Ozark madtom; Tadpole madtom; Carolina madtom; Black madtom; Freckled madtom; Brindled madtom; Speckled moray; Speckled piranha; Speckled grouper; Speckled sandperch; Speckled drum; Speckled squirrelfish; Speckled carpetshark; Speckled tanager; Speckled yellow; Speckled tortoise; More

Similar species: The Speckled Madtom, Noturus leptacanthus, is more slender and has a straight-edged or slightly rounded caudal fin, dark specks on the body and fins, and a dark blotch at the base of the pectoral fin. More

The Speckled Madtom is found in Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from the Edisto River in South Carolina to the Amite-Comite River in Louisiana, and in peninsular Florida as far south as the St. John's River drainage. The species is common. More

Common names

Småplettet giftmalle in Danish (dansk)
speckled madtom in English
小刺石鮰 in Chinese (中文)
小刺石鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Ictaluridae
Genus : Noturus
Species : Noturus leptacanthus
Authority : Jordan, 1877