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Scientific Name Noturus hildebrandi  (Bailey & Taylor, 1950)
Common Names Least Madtom
Lille Giftmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Brushy Creek, about 1 mile above its mouth in Homochitto River, hamlet of Homochitto, Amite County, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Synonym(s) Schilbeodes hildebrandi
Pronunciation no two russ
Etymology From the Greek notos, meaning back and oura, meaning tail. In reference to the confluent adipose and caudal fins. The species was named to honour Samuel F. Hildebrand.
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Size 69mm or 2.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Inhabits mixed rock and sand riffles and runs of clear lowland creeks and small rivers. Often found near debris.
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Distribution North America: tributaries of Mississippi River in the USA from North Fork Obion River in southwestern Kentucky to Homochitto River in southern Mississippi.
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2012.
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Feeding In the wild feeds on midge and caddis larvae, together with mayfly and stonefly nymphs. In the aquarium readily feeds on live and frozen foods. Will also adapt to flake and prepared foods.
Compatibility Suitable for a coldwater community tank.Ideal tank mates include small to mid-sized 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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 1950 (no. 1), pp 32, Pls. 1, 2 (figs. E-F).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 03 09:51 (species record created: 2007 May 07 18:00)