Specimen Information

Ictalurus furcatus
Ictalurus furcatus
(Blue Catfish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID161407
GroupFishes
GenusIctalurus
Speciesfurcatus
Common NameBlue Catfish
StateFL
LocalityEscambia River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEscambia
HUC8 Number03140305
Map
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Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25250
Author:Anonymous
Date:2012
Title:Northwest Florida.
Publisher:Florida Fishing&Boating Guide
Commentsintroduced prior to 1996 when FLFWCC started sampling river; fish are large ~50 lbs; even when first caught indicating they may have been there several years; common
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 [8/7/2020].

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