Noturus flavipinnis Taylor, 1969
Yellowfin madtom
photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

Family:  Ictaluridae (North American freshwater catfishes)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 4 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: USA in upper Tennessee River drainage in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. Populations extant in Copper Creek in Virginia, Powell River in Tennessee and Citico Creek in Tennessee; extirpated from North Fork Holston River in Virginia, Chickamauga Creek in Georgia and Hines Creek in Tennessee.
Biology:  Inhabits pools and backwaters around slab rocks, bedrock ledges and tree roots in clear creeks and small rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 05 March 2012 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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