Ictalurus furcatus

Ictalurus furcatus
Blue Catfish – Ictalurus furcatus

Ictalurus furcatus

Unique Characters:  Deeply forked caudal fin.  Anal fin margin straight and with 30 or more rays.  No spots on the body.

A close up of a fish

Description automatically generated
Ictalurus furcatus anal and caudal fins

Similar Species:  Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus.  Caudal fin deeply forked.  Anal fin with 25-28 rays.  Typically black spots on the body.

A fish swimming under water

Description automatically generated
Ictalurus punctatus anal and caudal fins

Gallery: