Teleostei (teleosts) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Ictaluridae
(North American freshwater catfishes)
Etymology: Noturus: Greek, noton = back + Greek, oura = tail; refred to the position of the tail over the back (Ref. 45335); flavipinnis: flavipinnis meaning yellow fin (Ref. 10294).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 37°N - 35°N
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.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 10 - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 7.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 10294)
Inhabits pools and backwaters around slab rocks, bedrock ledges and tree roots in clear creeks and small rivers (Ref. 5723, 10294).
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 Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00255 - 0.01297), b=3.10 (2.90 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).