Specimen Information

Pseudoplatystoma punctifer
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer
(Spotted Tiger Shovelnose Catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1409736
GroupFishes
GenusPseudoplatystoma
Speciespunctifer
Common NameSpotted Tiger Shovelnose Catfish
StateLA
CountySt. Landry
LocalityAtchafalaya River a quarter of a mile north of Melville, LA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAtchafalaya
HUC8 Number08080101
HUC10 NameMiddle Atchafalaya River
HUC10 Number0808010102
HUC12 NameBayou Courtableau-Atchafalaya River
HUC12 Number080801010205
Map
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Collection Day3
Collection Month7
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
CommentsTotal length – 500 mm; Fork length – 449 mm; Weight – 904 grams; Sex – male. Reported by Bobby C. Reed (Senior Fisheries Advisor),Louisiana Department Of Wildlife & Fisheries. Keyed out from Buitrago-Suarez and Burr 2007.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Photo
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer


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