|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Noturus leptacanthus Jordan, 1877|
|Common Names||Speckled Madtom
Småplettet Giftmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Silver Creek, 1 mi. above its junction with Etowah R., near Rome, Floyd Co., Georgia, 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. The specific epithet refers to the specimen's short, slender (lepto=slender) spines (canthus=spine).|
|Size||85mm or 3.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Black specks on body and fins. Pectoral spines smooth.|
|Sexing||Breeding male with swollen lips,enlarged cephalic epaxial muscles, and large bulbous genital papilla. Female with papilla with deep median groove ending in a small bump|
|General Remarks||Inhabits gravel-sand runs and rocky riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers, near vegetation.|
|Distribution||USA to Amite-Comite River in Louisiana, USA; south in peninsular Florida to St. John's River drainage.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Feeding||Readily feeds on live and frozen foods. Will also adapt to flake and prepared foods for the aquarium.|
|Furniture||Provide sand mixed with peat moss,pvc pipes,flat rocks and vegetation .|
|Compatibility||Suitable for a coldwater community tank.Ideal tank mates include small-mid sized North American native fishes such as darters and shiners.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Ideal tankmates include small to mid sized North American native fishes such as darters and shiners.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Lyc. Nat. Hist. N. Y.v. 11 (no. 11-12) (29) - pp352|
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|Last Update||2009 Dec 12 10:32 (species record created: 2004 Jul 10 00:00)|