Specimen Information

Ictalurus furcatus
Ictalurus furcatus
(Blue Catfish)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID161397
Common NameBlue Catfish
LocalityChoctawhatchee River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Choctawhatchee
HUC8 Number03140203
Collection Year1998
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Commentsrare; only 1 every 2 years; all large - ~20lbs; introduced sometime prior to ~1998 when the FLFWCC started sampling the river; original source was escape of brood stock from private pond upstream in AL in 1993 during flood
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/4/2023].

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