|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Noturus flavater Taylor, 1969|
|Common Names||Checkered Madtom
Mønstret Giftmalle (Denmark)
|Type Locality||Flat Cr., at state hwy M39, 12 mi. northeast of Cassville, Barry Co., Missouri, 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 specific epithet refers to the yellow (flavus = yellow) and black (ater = black) coloration.|
|Size||160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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||Fishbase lists 180 mm TL.|
|Distribution||North America: upper White River drainage (excluding Black River system) in Missouri and Arkansas, USA.
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi, White River (Arkansas), Upper White River (Arkansas) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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 to mid-sized North American native fishes such as darters and shiners.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Bull. U. S. Natl. Mus. No. 282 204 Pls. 4 (fig 15), 20 (fig. 2)|
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|Last Update||2007 May 06 12:50 (species record created: 2005 Aug 21 00:00)|