Ameiurus catus (Linnaeus, 1758)
White catfish
Ameiurus catus
photo by Crippen, C.

Family:  Ictaluridae (North American freshwater catfishes)
Max. size:  95 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 9,750.0 g; max. reported age: 14 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; depth range - 10 m, potamodromous
Distribution:  North America: Rivers of the Atlantic coastal states of USA from Florida to New York.
Biology:  Sluggish, mud-bottomed pools, open channels, and backwaters of small to large rivers; also in lakes and impoundments. Feeds on wide variety of fishes, insects and crustaceans (Ref. 27549).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 October 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 29.09.15
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 26.04.94

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