Noturus sp. “Cape Fear River Broadtail” Madtom

Noturus sp. "Cape Fear Broadtail" Madtom (South River)
Noturus sp. “Cape Fear Broadtail” Madtom
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
IctaluridaeNoturus sp.“Cape Fear Broadtail” Madtom

Unique Characters: Found only in Cape Fear drainage. Caudal fin base with dark blotch.  Fins not edged with black. Modally 16 anal rays and 60 caudal fin rays. Caudal fin length to height ratio of 1.42

Similar Species

“Pee Dee Broadtail” Madtom
Noturus sp.

“Lake Waccamaw Broadtail” Madtom
Noturus sp.

Margined Madtom
Noturus insgnis

Noturus sp. "Pee Dee Broadtail" Madtom
Noturus sp. “Pee Dee Broadtail” Madtom
Noturus sp. "Lake Waccamaw Broadtail" Madtom
Noturus sp. “Lake Waccamaw Broadtail” Madtom
Noturus insignis Margined Madtom
Noturus insignis Margined Madtom

“Pee Dee Broadtail” Madtom Noturus sp. Found only in Lumber and Waccamaw drainages. Caudal fin base with dark blotch. Fins not edged with black.  Modally 16 anal rays and 59-60 caudal fin rays.  Caudal fin length to height ratio of 1.34.

Found only in Lake Waccamaw. Caudal fin base with dark blotch. Fins not edged with black. Modally 14 anal rays and 55 caudal fin rays. Caudal fin length to height ratio of 1.11. Broad head.

Margined Madtom Noturus insignis.  Dorsal, anal, and caudal fins usually edged with black.  Anal fin with 18-21 rays. Caudal fin base without dark blotch. 

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