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NFC: Madtom INFO/breeders club challenge
Smoky madtom catfish (scientific name Notorus baileyi)
The Smoky madtom, which is on the United States government's endangered
species list, has the whiskers that are typically found in catfish.
However, it is not large like the catfish fishermen catch to eat for
dinner. The Smoky madtom catfish is tiny--the largest adult will grow no
bigger than 73 mm (2.9 inches). That's about the size of an adult human's
Smoky madtoms live in the riffles (tiny pools) of streams. They are
active at night. They are very shy and will hide under a boulder if
Source: The Fishes of Tennessee, by David A. Etnier and Wayne C. Starnes.
Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1993.
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