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Blue catfish

Ictalurus furcatus

(Valenciennes, 1840)

blue catfish Species Photo

Classification

Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae
Alternate Names: fork-tailed cat

Status:


Freshwater

blue catfish Region Map

Notes:

Populations in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint, and Atlantic slope drainages are considered introduced.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Coosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Satilla, and Savannah River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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