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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae North American freshwater catfishes

Genus: Noturus

(See list of species below)



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29 species
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North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Noturus albater Taylor, 1969

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus albater
[Ozark madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm TL

 
Noturus baileyi
[Smoky madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Noturus crypticus
[Chucky madtom]



North America
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL
Noturus elegans Taylor, 1969

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus elegans
[Elegant madtom]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus eleutherus Jordan, 1877

Photo by Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Noturus eleutherus
[Mountain madtom]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus exilis Nelson, 1876

Photo by Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Noturus exilis
[Slender madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm TL

 
Noturus fasciatus
[Saddled madtom]



North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Noturus flavater Taylor, 1969

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Noturus flavater
[Checkered madtom]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus flavipinnis Taylor, 1969

Photo by Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Noturus flavipinnis
[Yellowfin madtom]



North America
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Noturus flavus Rafinesque, 1818

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Noturus flavus
[Stonecat]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus funebris Gilbert & Swain, 1891

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus funebris
[Black madtom]



North America
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Noturus furiosus Jordan & Meek, 1889

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Noturus furiosus
[Carolina madtom]



North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Noturus gilberti Jordan & Evermann, 1889

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus gilberti
[Orangefin madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Noturus gladiator
[Piebald madtom]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus gyrinus (Mitchill, 1817)

Photo by Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Noturus gyrinus
[Tadpole madtom]



North America
Max. Length 6.9 cm TL
Noturus hildebrandi (Bailey & Taylor, 1950)

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus hildebrandi
[Least madtom]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus insignis (Richardson, 1836)

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus insignis
[Margined madtom]



North America
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Noturus lachneri Taylor, 1969

Photo by Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Noturus lachneri
[Ouachita madtom]



North America
Max. Length 9.4 cm TL
Noturus leptacanthus Jordan, 1877

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus leptacanthus
[Speckled madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Noturus maydeni
[Black River madtom]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus miurus Jordan, 1877

Photo by Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Noturus miurus
[Brindled madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Noturus munitus
[Frecklebelly madtom]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus nocturnus Jordan & Gilbert, 1886

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus nocturnus
[Freckled madtom]



North America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Noturus phaeus Taylor, 1969

Photo by Photo by Page, L.M.
 
Noturus phaeus
[Brown madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm TL

 
Noturus placidus
[Neosho madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm TL

 
Noturus stanauli
[Pygmy madtom]



North America
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Noturus stigmosus Taylor, 1969

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Noturus stigmosus
[Northern madtom]



North America
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL
Noturus taylori Douglas, 1972

Photo by Photo by Tumlison, R.
 
Noturus taylori
[Caddo madtom]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm TL

 
Noturus trautmani
[Scioto madtom]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Noturus albater Ozark madtom North America 12 TL 1969
Noturus baileyi Smoky madtom North America 7.3 TL 1969
Noturus crypticus Chucky madtom North America 6.5 SL 2005
Noturus elegans Elegant madtom North America 7.4 TL 1969
Noturus eleutherus Mountain madtom North America 13 TL 1877
Noturus exilis Slender madtom North America 15 TL 1876
Noturus fasciatus Saddled madtom North America 8.5 TL 2005
Noturus flavater Checkered madtom North America 18 TL 1969
Noturus flavipinnis Yellowfin madtom North America 15 TL 1969
Noturus flavus Stonecat North America 31 TL 1818
Noturus funebris Black madtom North America 15 TL 1891
Noturus furiosus Carolina madtom North America 12 TL 1889
Noturus gilberti Orangefin madtom North America 10 TL 1889
Noturus gladiator Piebald madtom North America 10.7 SL 2004
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole madtom North America 13 TL 1817
Noturus hildebrandi Least madtom North America 6.9 TL 1950
Noturus insignis Margined madtom North America 15 TL 1836
Noturus lachneri Ouachita madtom North America 10 TL 1969
Noturus leptacanthus Speckled madtom North America 9.4 TL 1877
Noturus maydeni Black River madtom North America 8.1 SL 2006
Noturus miurus Brindled madtom North America 13 TL 1877
Noturus munitus Frecklebelly madtom North America 9.5 TL 1965
Noturus nocturnus Freckled madtom North America 15 TL 1886
Noturus phaeus Brown madtom North America 15 TL 1969
Noturus placidus Neosho madtom North America 8.7 TL 1969
Noturus stanauli Pygmy madtom North America 4.2 TL 1980
Noturus stigmosus Northern madtom North America 13 TL 1969
Noturus taylori Caddo madtom North America 7.7 TL 1972
Noturus trautmani Scioto madtom North America 6.1 TL 1969



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