Cat-eLog Right Families Right Ictaluridae

Artistic impression of typical member of the Ictaluridae
Down Family Overview
Pronounced Ik Ta LURE Iday
Family Common Name North American Catfishes
Features Naked flanks often with thick nasal barbels. If you look closely always has more than 6 rays in the pelvic fins. Only family native to North America.
Distribution North America
Common Names Bullhead, Channel or Flathead Catfish, Madtom, Stonecat
Size Smallest 42mm, largest 1650mm, average 288mm, most commonly 150mm. All SL.
Species There are 51 "species" in 7 genera in the database
Keepers 19 species (37%) are being kept by registered keepers
Breeders 1 "species" (2.0%) are being bred.
Down Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1.Ameiurus 7 species(97 keepers)
2.Ictalurus 10 species(70 keepers)
3.Noturus 29 species(41 keepers)
4.Pylodictis 1 species(14 keepers)
5.Prietella 2 species(0 keepers)
Down Distribution of Ictaluridae

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Down Most Kept Species
1.Ictalurus punctatus(24.77%)
2.Ameiurus melas(15.32%)
3.Ameiurus natalis(11.71%)
4.Ameiurus nebulosus(10.36%)
5.Ictalurus furcatus(6.76%)
6.Pylodictis olivaris(6.31%)
7.Noturus gyrinus(6.31%)
8.Ameiurus serracanthus(4.5%)
9.Noturus insignis(3.6%)
10.Noturus flavus(3.15%)
11.Noturus exilis(1.8%)
12.Ameiurus catus(1.35%)
13.Noturus miurus(0.9%)
14.Noturus leptacanthus(0.9%)
15.Noturus taylori(0.45%)
16.Noturus stigmosus(0.45%)
17.Noturus funebris(0.45%)
18.Noturus flavater(0.45%)
19.Ameiurus platycephalus(0.45%)
Down Alphabetic Species List
(Chronological | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1.Ameiurus brunneus(i:1, k:0, b:0)
2.Ameiurus catus(i:4, k:3, b:0)
3.Ameiurus melas(i:14, k:34, b:1)
4.Ameiurus natalis(i:10, k:26, b:0)
5.Ameiurus nebulosus(i:14, k:23, b:0)
6.Ameiurus platycephalus(i:1, k:1, b:0)
7.Ameiurus serracanthus(i:3, k:10, b:0)
8.Ictalurus australis(i:1, k:0, b:0)
9.Ictalurus balsanus(i:1, k:0, b:0)
10.Ictalurus dugesii(i:1, k:0, b:0)
11.Ictalurus furcatus(i:11, k:15, b:0)
12.Ictalurus lupus(i:2, k:0, b:0)
13.Ictalurus meridionalis(i:1, k:0, b:0)
14.Ictalurus mexicanus(i:0, k:0, b:0)
15.Ictalurus ochoterenai(i:1, k:0, b:0)
16.Ictalurus pricei(i:4, k:0, b:0)
17.Ictalurus punctatus(i:18, k:55, b:0)
18.Noturus albater(i:1, k:0, b:0)
19.Noturus baileyi(i:3, k:0, b:0)
20.Noturus crypticus(i:2, k:0, b:0)
21.Noturus elegans(i:2, k:0, b:0)
22.Noturus eleutherus(i:1, k:0, b:0)
23.Noturus exilis(i:9, k:4, b:0)
24.Noturus fasciatus(i:1, k:0, b:0)
25.Noturus flavater(i:3, k:1, b:0)
26.Noturus flavipinnis(i:4, k:0, b:0)
27.Noturus flavus(i:9, k:7, b:0)
28.Noturus funebris(i:1, k:1, b:0)
29.Noturus furiosus(i:3, k:0, b:0)
30.Noturus gilberti(i:1, k:0, b:0)
31.Noturus gladiator(i:1, k:0, b:0)
32.Noturus gyrinus(i:19, k:14, b:0)
33.Noturus hildebrandi(i:1, k:0, b:0)
34.Noturus insignis(i:15, k:8, b:0)
35.Noturus lachneri(i:1, k:0, b:0)
36.Noturus leptacanthus(i:4, k:2, b:0)
37.Noturus maydeni(i:2, k:0, b:0)
38.Noturus miurus(i:5, k:2, b:0)
39.Noturus munitus(i:3, k:0, b:0)
40.Noturus nocturnus(i:1, k:0, b:0)
41.Noturus phaeus(i:2, k:0, b:0)
42.Noturus placidus(i:0, k:0, b:0)
43.Noturus stanauli(i:1, k:0, b:0)
44.Noturus stigmosus(i:1, k:1, b:0)
45.Noturus taylori(i:0, k:1, b:0)
46.Noturus trautmani(i:0, k:0, b:0)
47.Prietella lundbergi(i:0, k:0, b:0)
48.Prietella phreatophila(i:5, k:0, b:0)
49.Pylodictis olivaris(i:14, k:14, b:0)
50.Satan eurystomus(i:1, k:0, b:0)
51.Trogloglanis pattersoni(i:1, k:0, b:0)