Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53733

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Osteichthyes
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Ictaluridae
Genus:Ictalurus
Genus species:Ictalurus furcatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:1.5 m
Weight:45 kg
Identification:The body of the blue catfish is slender and silver-blue in color. Its belly is pale. Several pairs of sensory barbels surround the mouth.
Habitat:Rivers, lakes
Diet:Carnivore: fish, crayfish
Reproduction:Females shed their eggs in nests near a rock or submerged log. Both parents help guard the eggs and young when they hatch.
Blue catfish are generally very content being without the company of other catfish.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:This species is an important commercial fish.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern North America Date:1965-12 Subjects:Blue catfish
fish
Ictalurus
Ictaluridae
Catfishes
Osteichthyes
Fishes
Vertebrates
Chordata
Aquatic animals
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53733