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
“Lake Waccamaw” and “Pee Dee” undescribed Noturus species. Modally
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.