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Ameiurus nebulosus (Brown bullhead; Northern brown bullhead; Mudcat; Minister; Marbled bullhead; Hornpout; Horned pout; Common catfish; Common bullhead; Catfish; Bullhead; Brown catfish)

Synonyms: Ameirus nebulosus; Ameiurus vulgaris; Amiurus nebulosus; Amiurus vulgaris; Ictalurus nebucosus; Ictalurus nebulosus; Ictalurus nebulosus marmoratus; Ictalurus nebulosus nebulosus; Ictalurus nebulosus pannonicus; Pimelodus atrarius; Pimelodus felis; Pimelodus marmoratus; Pimelodus nebulosus; Pimelodus vulgaris; Silurus coenosus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The brown bullhead, Ameiurus nebulosus, is a fish of the Ictaluridae family that is widely distributed in North America. It is a species of bullhead catfish and is similar to the black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) and yellow bullhead (Ameiurus natalis). It was originally described as Pimelodus nebulosus by Charles Alexandre Lesueur in 1819, and is also referred to as Ictalurus nebulosus.
View Wikipedia Record: Ameiurus nebulosus

Invasive Species

Ameiurus nebulosus, the brown bullhead, is a species of catfish native to North America and introduced to a number of other countries around the world as a game fish. It is a hardy species that can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions, including water pollution, allowing it to successfully establish outside of its native range. Some concern has been raised over its invasive potential, but there is a lack of information on its effects.
View ISSG Record: Ameiurus nebulosus

Attributes

Female Maturity [1]  2 years 6 months
Adult Length [1]  22 inches (55 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Speleophils (cavity generalist)
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Diet [2]  Omnivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Litter Size [1]  13,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  11 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Acadia National Park II 35996 Maine, United States
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge VI 16363 Delaware, United States
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
California Coast Ranges Biosphere Reserve 153447 California, United States  
Cape Cod National Seashore II 21724 Massachusetts, United States
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve 9859505 New York, Vermont, United States  
Colonial National Historic Park National Historical Park V 9316 Virginia, United States
Fathom Five National Marine Park II   Ontario, Canada
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
George Washington Memorial Parkway V   Virginia, United States
Georgian Bay Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Gettysburg National Military Park V 3560 Pennsylvania, United States
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge VI 3161 New Jersey, United States
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park VI 715 West Virginia, United States
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park V 1926 Alabama, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Kejimkujik National Park II 94203 Nova Scotia, Canada
Kiskunsag Biosphere Reserve II 54598 Hungary  
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Land Between the Lakes Biosphere Reserve V 166264 Kentucky, Tennessee, United States
Lassen Volcanic National Park II 29388 California, United States
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
North Temperate Lakes LTER Site Long Term Ecological Research   Wisconsin, United States
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge IV 38256 Florida, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Redwood National Park II 77867 California, United States
Rock Creek Park   District of Columbia, United States
Saint Croix International Historic Site   Maine, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site III 139 New Hampshire, United States
South Taupo Wetland   North Island, New Zealand        
Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve 3821173 Canada  
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Whiskey-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area V 197791 California, United States

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Acanthocephalus lucii[3]
Acetodextra amiuri <Unverified Name>[3]
Alloglossidium corti[3]
Alloglossidium geminum <Unverified Name>[3]
Alloglossidium kenti <Unverified Name>[3]
Alloglossidium progeneticum <Unverified Name>[3]
Ancyrocephalus cruciatus <Unverified Name>[3]
Anguillicola crassus <Unverified Name>[3]
Apophallus venustus[3]
Arhythmorhynchus brevis[3]
Azygia angusticauda[3]
Bothriocephalus cuspidatus[3]
Centrovarium lobotes <Unverified Name>[3]
Cleidodiscus pricei[3]
Clinostomum complanatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Clinostomum marginatum[3]
Corallobothrium fimbriatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Corallotaenia minutia <Unverified Name>[3]
Crepidostomum cornutum[3]
Dioctophyme renale[3]
Diplostomum spathaceum[3]
Echinorhynchus salmonis[3]
Eustrongylides tubifex <Unverified Name>[3]
Gyrodactylus fairporti <Unverified Name>[3]
Gyrodactylus nebulosus <Unverified Name>[3]
Haplobothrium globuliforme <Unverified Name>[3]
Homalometron armatum[3]
Leptorhynchoides thecatus[3]
Ligictaluridus monticellii <Unverified Name>[3]
Ligictaluridus pricei <Unverified Name>[3]
Megalogonia ictaluri[3]
Megathylacoides intermedia <Unverified Name>[3]
Metagonimus yokogawai[3]
Microphallus opacus[3]
Neoechinorhynchus rutili[3]
Phyllodistomum staffordi[3]
Phyllodistomum superbum <Unverified Name>[3]
Polylekithum ictaluri[3]
Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli[3]
Pomphorhynchus laevis[3]
Posthodiplostomum minimum[3]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[3]
Rhabdochona rotundicaudatum <Unverified Name>[3]
Schulmanella petruschewskii <Unverified Name>[3]
Vietosoma parvum <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Biodome de Montreal
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Buttonwood Park Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Detroit Zoological Society
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center
Elmwood Park Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
London Aquarium
Natural History Museum of Adirondacks
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
St. Paul's Como Zoo

Range Map

Link to Map
America, North - Inland waters; America, South - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Australian; Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Bulgaria; Canada; Chile; China; Columbia; Czech Republic; Danube; Denmark; Estonia; Euphrates; Europe - Inland waters; Finland; France; Fraser; Germany, Fed. Rep.; Great Lakes; Hungary; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Ireland; Italy; Mississippi; Nearctic; Nelson-Saskatchewan; Neotropical; Netherlands; New Zealand; North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada to Mobile Bay in Alabama in USA, and St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from Quebec west to Saskatchewan in Canada and south to L; North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in Canada to Mobile Bay in Alabama in USA, and St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from Quebec west to Saskatchewan in Canada and south to Louisiana, USA. Introduced into several countries. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction. Asia: Iran and Turkey (Ref. 39702).; Norway; Oceania - Inland waters; Palearctic; Poland; Puerto Rico; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Spain; St. Lawrence; Switzerland; Tigris; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); Ukraine; United Kingdom;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Invasive Status provided by Global Invasive Species Database Downloaded on 10 May 2011.
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Range map provided by NatureServe. 2010. Digital Distribution Maps of the Freshwater Fishes in the Conterminous United States. Version 3.0. Arlington, VA. U.S.A.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011