Chucky Madtom (Noturus crypticus)

Description: 

The Chucky Madtom is a federally endangered species that is restricted to the Tennessee River Drainage in northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee. Unfortunately, this species has only been collected in one creek system this century. They live in rocky pools and riffles of small to medium creeks. As members of the catfish family, all madtoms have whiskers (barbels) around their mouth with taste buds that aid in finding food. Like all members of the genus Noturus, Chucky Madtoms are smaller catfish reaching a maximum size of three inches.

Literature: 
    (Articles, if available online, are hyperlinked)
    2007
  • Weber, A.S., and J.B. Layzer. 2007. Habitat characterization and surveys for the chucky madtom (Noturus crypticus) in the Little Chucky Creek drainage. Report submitted to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, Tennessee.
    2001
  • Lang, N.J., S.L. Powers, and R.L. Mayden. 2001. Status survey of the chucky madtom, Noturus sp. cf. elegans, in northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee. Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cookeville, Tennessee.
    1997
  • Shute, P.W., P.L. Rakes, and J.R. Shute. 1997. Status survey of the chucky madtom (Noturus sp. cf. elegans). Report submitted to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, Tennessee.

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