yellowfin madtom

Scientific name Noturus flavipinnis
Descriptor Taylor
Year of description 1969
IUCN category (World) VU
Family Ictaluridae
Genus Noturus
Noturus flavipinnis Noturus flavipinnis

Introduction

Noturus flavipinnis, commonly known as yellowfin madtom, is a fresh water fish from the North America.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Type
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm
  • Longevity
    4 year
  • Type
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm
  • Longevity
    4 year

How to recognize the yellowfin madtom ?

The yellowfin madtom measures between 8 and 14 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

The yellowfin madtom is a fish living in small groups naturally found on the bottom. This species is omnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although the yellowfin madtom is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché

The yellowfin madtom is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat caché.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    5 - 25 °C
  • Flow
    Medium, Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

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