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Noturus gyrinus (Tadpole madtom)

Synonyms: Noturus sialis; Schilbeodes gyrinus; Schilbeodes mollis; Silurus gyrinus; Silurus mollis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The tadpole madtom (Noturus gyrinus) is a species of fish in the Ictaluridae family. It is native to Canada and the United States.
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Adult Length [1]  5 inches (13 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Speleophils (cavity generalist)
Brood Guarder [1]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  400
Maximum Longevity [1]  3 years
Diet [2]  Omnivore
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 6 months


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Columbia Unglaciated United States Nearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Northeast US & Southeast Canada Atlantic Drainages Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas


Mycteria americana (Wood Stork)[3]


Range Map

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0