Common name: Stonecat
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Identification: Becker (1983); Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Jenkins and Burkhead (1994).
Size: 31 cm.
Native Range: St. Lawrence-Great Lakes, Hudson Bay (Red River), and Mississippi River basins from Quebec to Alberta, and southern to northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, and northeastern Oklahoma; Hudson River drainage, New York (Page and Burr 1991).
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Native range data for this species provided in part by NatureServe
The Stonecat was possibly introduced into the New drainage, Virginia and West Virginia, where it is known from three sites in the Gauley system. It was first reported from this drainage in 1951 (Hocutt et al. 1986; Jenkins and Burkhead 1994; Stauffer et al. 1995).
Means of Introduction: Unknown; possible bait bucket introduction or stock contamination.
Status: Reported from West Virginia.
Impact of Introduction: Unknown.
References: (click for full references)
Becker, G. C. 1983. Fishes of Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.
Etnier, D. A., and W. C. Starnes. 1993. The fishes of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN. Hocutt, C.H., R.E.
Jenkins, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr. 1986 . Zoogeography of the Fishes of
the Central Appalachians and Central Atlantic Coastal Plain. In C.H.
Hocutt and E.O. Wiley, eds. The Zoogeography of North American
Freshwater Fishes. :161-212.
Jenkins, R. E., and N. M. Burkhead. 1994. Freshwater fishes of Virginia. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Page, L. M., and B. M. Burr. 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. The Peterson Field Guide Series, volume 42. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
Revision Date: 5/5/2010
Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016
Fuller, P., 2018, Noturus flavus Rafinesque, 1818: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=745, Revision Date: 5/5/2010, Peer Review Date: 4/1/2016, Access Date: 1/22/2018
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