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Ictalurus punctatus (Channel catfish; Graceful catfish; Catfish)

Synonyms: Silurus punctatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is North America's most numerous catfish species. It is the official fish of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Tennessee, and is informally referred to as a "channel cat". In the United States, they are the most fished catfish species with approximately 8 million anglers targeting them per year. The popularity of channel catfish for food has contributed to the rapid growth of aquaculture of this species in the United States.
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Attributes

Adult Length [2]  4.33 feet (132 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Speleophils (cavity generalist)
Brood Guarder [2]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  10,600
Maximum Longevity [2]  16 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Brackish Water
Adult Weight [3]  30.276 lbs (13.733 kg)
Diet [1]  Omnivore
Female Maturity [2]  3 years 6 months

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Emblem of

Iowa
Missouri
Nebraska

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Range Map

Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; America, North - Inland waters; America, South - Inland waters; Armenia; Asia - Inland waters; Belgium; Brazil; Bulgaria; Canada; China; Cuba; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Dominican Republic; Don; Ethiopian; Europe - Inland waters; Former USSR - Inland waters; France; Hawaii (USA); Hungary; Italy; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuban River; Mexico; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; Neotropical; Nigeria; North America: Central drainages of the United States to southern Canada and northern Mexico.; North America: Central drainages of the United States to southern Canada and northern Mexico. Trade restricted in Germany (Anl.3 BArtSchV).; Oceania - Inland waters; Oriental; Palearctic; Panama; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Rio Grande; Russian Federation; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovakia; Spain; Taiwan; Thailand; USA (contiguous states); Ukraine; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan; Volga;

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1Myers, 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
2Frimpong, 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.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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