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Noturus flavus (Stonecat)

Synonyms: Noturus flavis; Noturus luteus; Noturus occidentalis; Noturus platycephalus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Noturus flavus , the stonecat, is a North American freshwater catfish of the family Ictaluridae. Its common name is due to its habit of hiding near or under stones in fast-moving water.
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Adult Length [2]  12 inches (31 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  In a nest
Brood Egg Substrate [2]  Speleophils (rock cavity)
Brood Guarder [2]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  300
Maximum Longevity [2]  9 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [2]  3 years
Male Maturity [3]  3 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Teays - Old Ohio United States Nearctic Temperate Upland Rivers    

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Etheostoma caeruleum (Rainbow darter)[4]


Range Map

External References

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, 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
2Frimpong, 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.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Jorrit 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.
5Gibson, 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