Brindled Madtom
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Name and Code
Family
Ictaluridae - North American catfishes
Species
Noturus miurus
Taxonomic Authority
Jordan, 1877
Common Name(s)
Brindled Madtom
French Name
chat-fou tacheté
OMNR Code
237
Family TSN
163995
Parent TSN
164002
Species TSN
164020
Conservation Status
Global Rank (GRank)
G5 (2007-06-24)
National Rank (NRank)
N2 (2013-05-07)
Provincial Rank (SRank)
S2 (1988-09-11)
COSEWIC Status
Not at Risk (May 2001)
SARO Status
Not at Risk
AFS Status
none
Ecological Value
Ontario Origin
native
General Abundance
uncommon
Tolerance
intolerant
Economic Importance
none
Habitat and Feeding
General Habitat(s)
lacustrine; riverine
Environment
benthic
Trophic Class
invertivore
Thermal Regime
warmwater
Habitat Preference
shallow lake environments and low gradient streams over sand, clay, detritus and soft mud substrates; often in weedy areas below riffles
Reproduction
Reproductive Guild
Guarders: Nest spawners: Speleophils
Spawning Habitat(s)
riverine
Spawning Season
summer
Spawning Month(s)
June-August
Spawning Temperature (°C)
24-27
Fecundity
31-176
Nursery Habitat(s)
riverine
Size and Age
Adult Length (cm)
5.1-8.9 TL
Adult Weight (kg)
0.001-0.008
Age at Maturity (yrs)
2 (m); 1-2 (f)
Maximum Length (cm)
13.2 TL
Maximum Weight (kg)
no data
Lifespan (yrs)
3
Ontario Range Map
Brindled Madtom range
Ontario Distribution
Sydenham River, Lake St. Clair, Thames River, Lake Erie (Long Point, Turkey Point, Wheatley Harbour), Grand River, Niagara River
Photograph
Brindled Madtom photograph
Notes
intolerant of pollution; hybrids with Tadpole Madtom reported
Ontario Records
Record Length (cm)
12.2 TL
Record Weight (kg)
none
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