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Scientific Name Noturus crypticus  Burr, Eisenhour & Grady, 2005
Common Name Chucky Madtom
Type Locality Little Chucky Creek at mouth of Jackson Branch, 36°07'11''N, 83°02'04''W, Greene County, Tennessee, 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 epithet has two possible meanings. The first meaning refers to its nocturnal ways. The second meaning refers to this specimen keeping its identity a secret from researchers for so long.
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Distribution: French Broad River system, eastern Tennessee, U.S.A.
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, French Broad (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2012.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 2005 (no. 4), pp 794, Fig. 2C.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 30 11:56 (species record created: 2007 May 06 15:34)