|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ictalurus lupus (Girard, 1858)|
|Common Name||Kildespringsmalle (Denmark)|
|Type Locality||Headwaters of Rio Pecos, Texas, U.S.A.|
|Pronunciation||ick tal oo russ - loo pus|
|Etymology||Ictalurus: From the Greek ichthys, meaning fish, and ailouros, meaning cat; literally "fish cat" (=catfish). The specific epithet lupus means wolf. But, it is unclear why this name was chosen as this species does not have any outward lupine qualities - perhaps it is in reference to its feeding habits or other pack like behaviour.|
|Size||450mm or 17.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Greatly resembles a small channel catfish, however, body lacks spots and the caudal fin is not deeply forked, the base of the anal fin is longer than the head length.|
|General Remarks||Fishbase lists 480 mm TL.|
|Distribution||North America: USA to Rio Grande drainage including Pecos River system in southeast New Mexico and Devils River in southern Texas; also in northeastern Mexico.
Gulf Coast Drainages, Grande (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Grande, Devils (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Grande, Pecos (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||General report upon zoology of the several Pacific railroad routes, 1857, pp 211.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 07 10:51 (species record created: 2005 Jun 01 00:00)|