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Fish Species Description

Channel catfish

Ictalurus punctatus

(Rafinesque, 1818)

channel catfish Species Photo

Classification

Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae
Alternate Names: silver catfish

Status:


Brackish, freshwater

channel catfish Region Map

Notes:


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, Suwannee, St. Marys, Satilla, Ocmulgee, Oconee, Altamaha, Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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