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  • Noturus nocturnus
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Scientific Name Noturus nocturnus  Jordan & Gilbert, 1886
Common Names Freckled Madtom
Fregnet Giftmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Saline River, near Benton railroad bridge, at Benton, Saline County, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Pronunciation no two russ - nok turn uss
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 its black (nocturnus=night) colour.
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution North America: Mississippi River basin from northern Illinois to Louisiana, and from eastern Kentucky to central Kansas and Oklahoma in the USA; Gulf Slope drainages from Mobile Bay in Alabama to Guadalupe River in Texas, USA.
Gulf Coast Drainages (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 9 (no. 549) (for 14 Aug. 1886), pp 6.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 30 11:59 (species record created: 2007 May 07 17:59)