Specimen Information

Pylodictis olivaris
Pylodictis olivaris
(Flathead Catfish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID859916
GroupFishes
GenusPylodictis
Speciesolivaris
Common NameFlathead Catfish
StateGA
LocalityAltamaha River
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid Type 
HUC8 NameAltamaha
HUC8 Number03070106
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25224
Author:Various authors.
Date:2011
Title:2011 State Project Reports, Catfish Management Techincal Committee, Southern Division, American Fisheries Society.
Publisher:Catfish Management Technical Committee, Southern Division, American Fisheries Society
Commentsfirst record for the drainage; probably introduced in Lake Oconee and escaped during hydological reservoir releases
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactA preliminary diet analysis of 252 blue catfish in 2010 revealed that 82.2% of the diet by weight was the exotic Asiatic clam Corbiculae fluminea followed by American Eel Anguilla rostrata making up 7.0% of the diet by weight.


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