Noturus sp. Lake Waccamaw

“Lake Waccamaw”

Unique Characters:  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. 

Lake Waccamaw broadtail

Similar Species:

“Pee Dee” and “Cape Fear” undescribed Noturus species.

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“Pee Dee”

south River broadtail
“Cape Fear”

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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