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Scientific Name Noturus stigmosus  Taylor, 1969
Common Names Northern Madtom
Nordlig Giftmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Huron River, at North Territorial Road, bridge north of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Type Locality Notes Holotype UMMZ 165843 locality coordinates (42.38477, -83.914952) available on GBIF.org.
Pronunciation no two russ
Etymology From the Greek notos, meaning back and oura, meaning tail. In reference to the confluent adipose and caudal fins. The word stigmosus literally means marked or branded. It refers to two light spots in front of dorsal fin and brownish chromatophores on front part of the abdomen.
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Size 130mm or 5.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution North America: Lake Erie and Ohio River basins from western Pennsylvania, southern Michigan and eastern Kentucky to Ohio River in western Kentucky, USA; tributaries of Mississippi River in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi, USA.
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Gulf Coast Drainages, Mississippi, Ohio (click on these areas to find other species found there)
North American Atlantic Drainages, Great Lakes, Lake Erie (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2012.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 282, pp 173, Pls. 2, 4, 16, 18.
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Last Update 2024 Jan 06 06:31 (species record created: 2007 Apr 05 11:38)