Specimen Information

Ictalurus punctatus
Ictalurus punctatus
(Channel Catfish)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID164485
Common NameChannel Catfish
LocalityCape Fear (HUC6) non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid TypeHUC6
HUC8 NameCape Fear
HUC8 Number03030000
Collection Year1920
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport | stocked for food
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14432
Author:Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Title:Nonnative fishes of the Cape Fear River system.
Publisher:Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
CommentsChannel catfish were introduced into the Cape Fear in the early 1900's (Smith 1907). A small but stable population was established that persisted through the 1970's. In recent years, however, this species has shown "reductions in relative abundance since the introduction of the blue and flathead catfishes."(Moser and Roberts 1998). The decline is likely due to competition with blue catfish.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recorddrainage


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