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|Scientific Name||Ameiurus brunneus (Jordan, 1877)|
|Common Names||Snail Bullhead
Sortfinnet Dværgmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Ocmulgee R., Georgia, U.S.A.|
|Synonym(s)||Amiurus brunneus, Ictalurus brunneus|
|Pronunciation||Ai MEE you russ - brew nay us|
|Etymology||Ameiurus: ''curtailed'' refers to the lack of a deep notch in the caudal fin. Juveniles and sub-adults are brown in colour, hence the specific name.|
|Size||320mm or 12.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Flat Head with a concave snout profile. Short anal fin, rounded in outline, 17 - 20 rays. Large dark blotch at dorsal fin base. Yellow green to olive above, dusky yellow on sides, and whitish blue to white below.|
|Sexing||Females are much fuller bodied during breeding season. This occurs during early spring.|
|General Remarks||Inhabits rocky riffles, runs and flowing pools of swift streams. Rarely found in backwaters.
|Distribution||North America: Atlantic Slope from Dan River system in southern Virginia south to Altamaha River drainage in Georgia, and middle St. Johns River drainage in Florida, USA; Gulf Slope in Apalachicola River drainage in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, USA. Recently reported from upper Coosa River system in Georgia, USA.
North American Atlantic Drainages, Roanoke, Upper Roanoke, Dan (click on these areas to find other species found there)
North American Atlantic Drainages, Altamaha (click on these areas to find other species found there)
North American Atlantic Drainages, Florida waters, St Johns (Florida) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Apalachicola (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.6 - 7.8|
|Temperature||18.0-26.0°C or 64.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||Needs highly oxygenated water.|
|Feeding||Omnivorous. Diet includes fish, aquatic invertebrates and some green matter.|
|Furniture||A sand substrate with stones and large piece of driftwood to hide under during the day is very desirable.|
|Compatibility||Social with most anything they can not swallow, to be on the safe side do not house with anything less than half it's own size.|
|Breeding||Not reported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Lyc. Nat. Hist. N. Y.v. 11 (no. 11-12) (29) - pp366
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 Apr 05 12:13 (species record created: 2003 Jun 24 00:00)|