Specimen Information

Ictalurus furcatus
Ictalurus furcatus
(Blue Catfish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID161397
GroupFishes
GenusIctalurus
Speciesfurcatus
Common NameBlue Catfish
StateFL
LocalityChoctawhatchee River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Choctawhatchee
HUC8 Number03140203
Map
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Collection Year1998
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
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
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/4/2020].

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