Noturus sp. Pee Dee River

“Pee Dee”

Unique Characters:  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.

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Similar Species:

“Lake Waccamaw” and “Cape Fear” undescribed Noturus species.

Lake Waccamaw broadtail

“Lake Waccamaw”

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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