|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ameiurus platycephalus (Girard, 1859)|
|Common Names||Flat Bullhead
Flad Dværgmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Savannah River drainage, near Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.A.|
|Synonym(s)||Ictalurus platycephalus, Pimelodus platycephalus|
|Pronunciation||Ai MEE you russ - plah tee SEFF ah luss|
|Etymology||Ameiurus: ''curtailed'' refers to the lack of a deep notch in the caudal fin. Platys meaning flat and cephalus, head.|
|Size||290mm or 11.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Flat head, relatively staight snout profile,Relatively short anal fin, rounded in outline,21-24 rays.Large dark blotch at dorsal fin base.Gold yellow to dark brown above,dark mottling on side, dull cream below, dusky fins, narrow black edge on median fins; 11-13 rakers on 1st gill arch.|
|Sexing||Females much fuller bodied during breeding season. This occurs during early spring.|
|General Remarks||Occurs in mud-, sand-, or rock-bottomed pools of small to large rivers. Also found in lakes, impoundments and ponds|
|Distribution||North America: Atlantic Piedmont and Coastal Plain from Roanoke River drainage in Virginia, USA to Altamaha River drainage in Georgia, USA.
North American Atlantic Drainages (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, Roanoke (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||Generally tolerant of water with low dissolved oxygen levels.|
|Feeding||A nocturnal feeder that feeds on mollusk, leeches crayfish and tiny fishes.|
|Furniture||Open sand and rocks. Needs larger logs to hide under during day.|
|Compatibility||Social with virtually anything they can not swallow.|
|Breeding||Not reported in the aquarium hobby.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 11 (nos. 60-77), pp 161.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 26 14:50 (species record created: 2003 Aug 16 00:00)|