Noturus leptacanthus Jordan, 1877
Speckled madtom
Noturus leptacanthus
photo by Page, L.M.

Family:  Ictaluridae (North American freshwater catfishes)
Max. size:  9.4 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 3 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from Edisto River in South Carolina, USA to Amite-Comite River in Louisiana, USA; south in peninsular Florida to St. John's River drainage.
Biology:  Inhabits gravel-sand runs and rocky riffles of creeks and small to medium rivers, near vegetation (Ref. 5723, 10294). Feeds on midge larvae (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 12.11.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.05.94

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