Ameiurus natalis, Yellow bullhead : gamefish

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Ameiurus natalis (Lesueur, 1819)

Yellow bullhead
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Klassifizierung / Names Namen | Synonyme | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (Strahlenflosser) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Ictaluridae (North American freshwater catfishes)
Etymology: Ameiurus: Greek, a = without + Greek, meiouros, -os, -on = without tail (Ref. 45335);  natalis: Ameiurus (Greek)=privative curtailed (referring to the caudal fin lacking a notch); natalis (Latin)=having large buttocks (Ref. 79012).  More on author: Lesueur.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ökologie

; swasser demersal; tiefenbereich 10 - ? m.   Temperate; 5°C - 15°C (Ref. 13614); 42°N - 19°N

Verbreitung Länder | FAO Gebiete | Ecosystems | Vorkommen | Point map | Einführungen | Faunafri

North America: Atlantic and Gulf slope drainages from New York to northern Mexico, and St. Lawrence-Great Lakes and Mississippi river basins from southern Quebec west to central North Dakota, and south to the Gulf. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction.

Size / Gewicht / Alter

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 27549); common length : 22.5 cm TL Männchen/unbestimmt; (Ref. 12193); max. veröff. Gewicht: 1.9 kg (Ref. 4699); max. veröff. Alter: 4 Jahre (Ref. 72462)

Biologie     Fachlexikon (Englisch) (z.B. epibenthic)

Pools, backwaters, and sluggish current over soft substrate in creeks and small to large rivers; oxbows, ponds, and impoundments (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on variety of insects and other bottom dwelling organisms such as mollusks and crustaceans (Ref. 27549).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geschlechtsreife | Fortpflanzung | Ablaichen | Eier | Fecundity | Larven

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Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p. (Ref. 5723)

IUCN Rote Liste Status (Ref. 120744)

  nicht bedroht (LC) ; Date assessed: 14 October 2011

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Bedrohung für Menschen

  Potential pest (Ref. 13686)





Nutzung durch Menschen

Sportfisch: ja
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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00729 - 0.01984), b=3.09 (2.94 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.46 se; Based on food items.
Widerstandsfähigkeit (Ref. 120179):  mittel, Verdopplung der Population dauert 1,4 - 4,4 Jahre. (tmax=4; Fec=2,000).
Verwundbarkeit (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .