Specimen Information

Ictalurus furcatus
Ictalurus furcatus
(Blue Catfish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID262005
GroupFishes
GenusIctalurus
Speciesfurcatus
Common NameBlue Catfish
StateVA
LocalityJames River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle James-Willis
HUC8 Number02080205
Map
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Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport | stocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18758
Author:Payne, K.
Date:2009
Title:Blue Catfish is Now James River's Biggest Predator.
Journal:HamptonRoads.com
Publisher:The associated Press.
Issue:July 11, 2009
Reference 2
Ref. Number:18785
Author:staff.
Date:2006
Title:Blue Catfish.
Publisher:Aquatic Community online
CommentsIt is estimated that blue catfish comprise 2/3 the fish population in the river. Record 102 lb fish recently caught. Blue catfish over 50 lbs are not uncommon. According to reference 18785 the blue catfish is becoming rare.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/4/2021].

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