|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Noturus miurus Jordan, 1877|
|Common Names||Brindled Madtom
Maskeret Giftmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||White R. near Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.|
|Pronunciation||no two russ|
|Etymology||From the Greek notos, meaning back and oura, meaning tail. In reference to the confluent adipose and caudal fins. This specific epithet refers to the stout appearance of some specimens.|
|Size||130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Light yellow or brown above, dark mottling; 4 vague saddles; white to yellow below; brown or black border on caudal fin; brown or black mottling on other fins. Head rounded above.|
|Sexing||Breeding male with swollen lips,enlarged cephalic epaxial muscles, and large bulbous genital papilla. Female with papilla with deep median groove ending in a small bump|
|General Remarks||Inhabits riffles, pools below riffles and runs over gravel and sand mixed with sticks and leaves in creeks and small rivers. Also found in lakes.|
|Distribution||North America: lower Great Lakes drainages in Ontario, Canada and New York, USA southwest through most of Ohio River basin and lower Mississippi River basin (west to east Kansas and Oklahoma); Mohawk River in New York; Pearl River and Lake Pontchartrain drainages in Mississippi and Louisiana, USA.
Gulf Coast Drainages, Pontchartrain (click on these areas to find other species found there)
North American Atlantic Drainages, Great Lakes, Lake Ontario (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi, Ohio (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi, Lower Mississippi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
North American Atlantic Drainages, Hudson, Mohawk (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Pearl River (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.2 - 7.0|
|Temperature||14.0-22.0°C or 57.2-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Well oxygenated water should be maintained.|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on live and frozen foods. Will also adapt to flake and prepared foods for the aquarium.|
|Furniture||Provide sand mixed with peat moss,pvc pipes,flat rocks and vegetation .|
|Compatibility||Suitable for a coldwater community tank.Ideal tank mates include small-midsized North American native fishes such as darters and shiners.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Ideal tankmates include small to midsized North American native fishes such as darters and shiners.|
|Breeding||Spawning occurs in the months of may-august. It is difficult in the aquarium however it has been done when wild caught specimens are added to aquariums with warmer temperatures than the river or drainage system they are captured from.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Lyc. Nat. Hist. N. Y.v. 11 (no. 11-12) (29) - pp371
A Field Guide To Freshwater Fishes North America
North American Native Fishes for the Home Aquarium
American Aquarium Fishes
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|Last Update||2007 May 17 07:52 (species record created: 2003 Jun 19 00:00)|