Coosa Madtom (Noturus sp. cf. munitus)


As the common name suggests, the Coosa Madtom is found in the upper Coosa River System in Georgia and Tennessee. They live in rocky riffles of medium rivers. 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, Coosa Madtoms are smaller catfish reaching a maximum size of 3.75 inches.

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  • Straight, C.A., B. Albanese, and B.J. Freeman. [Internet]. [updated 2009 March 25]. Fishes of Georgia Website, Georgia Museum of Natural History; [cited 17 October 2018]. Available from:
  • Freeman, B.J., C.A. Straight, P.A. Marcinek, S. Wenger, M.M. Hagler, and M.C. Freeman. 2003. Distribution and status of the “Coosa” Madtom (Noturus sp. cf. N. munitus) and Freckled Darter (Percina lenticula) in Georgia. Unpublished report submitted to US Geological Survey, Athens, Georgia.

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