Frecklebelly madtom

The Frecklebelly madtom lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

CHARACTERISTICS: In Alabama, the frecklebelly madtom is the only species that has four distinct, dark saddles across a yellow to golden back. Its common name derives from the many small, black specks that are scattered across the venter. More

The frecklebelly madtom (Noturus munitus) is a species of fish in the Ictaluridae family. It is endemic to the United States. Source - * Gimenez Dixon, M. 1996. Noturus munitus. More

Identification: The Frecklebelly Madtom has a stout body with the deepest point located beneath or in front of the dorsal fin. The body is yellow to dark brown with dark mottling above and 4 dark saddles. More

Frecklebelly Madtom (Noturus munitus) in the Mobile Basin. 87th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. St. Louis, Missouri. *Howell, J.H., B.R. Kuhajda, P. Freeman, and M.G. Bennett. More

The Frecklebelly Madtom is found in Gulf Slope drainages in highly distinct populations: in the Conasauga River, southeastern Tennessee; Etowah River, northern Georgia; Cahaba-upper Alabama River, central Alabama; Tombigbee River, western Alabama and eastern Mississippi; and Pearl River, southern Mississippi and eastern More

The Frecklebelly Madtom, Noturus munitus, has the rear edge of the adipose fin nearly free from the caudal fin, large teeth on front of the pectoral spine, a dark band on the adipose fin extending to the edge of the fin, 4 prominent saddles on the back, More

Common names

frecklebelly madtom in English
Fregnemavet giftmalle in Danish (dansk)
Noturus munitus in Catalan (Català)
小石鮰 in Chinese (中文)
小石鮰 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Ictaluridae
Genus : Noturus
Species : Noturus munitus
Authority : Suttkus and Taylor, 1965