Ictalurus

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Ictalurus
Temporal range: Oligocene - Recent
Ictalurus punctatus.jpg
channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae
Genus: Ictalurus
Rafinesque, 1820
Type species
Silurus cerulescens
Rafinesque, 1820
Synonyms
  • Elliops Rafinesque, 1820
  • Synechoglanis Gill, 1859
  • Ichthaelurus Cope, 1868
  • Villarius Rutter, 1896
  • Haustor Jordan & Evermann, 1896
  • Istlarius Jordan & Snyder, 1899
  • Ichthyaelurus Meek, 1904

Ictalurus is a genus of North American freshwater catfishes. It includes the well-known channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) and blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus).

Species[edit]

There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus:[1]

There are also four fossil species assigned to this genus:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Ictalurus in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  2. ^ Ferraris, Carl J., Jr. (2007). "Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types" (PDF). Zootaxa 1418: 1–628.