Scioto madtom

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Scioto madtom

Extinct  (2013) (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Ictaluridae
Genus: Noturus
Species: N. trautmani
Binomial name
Noturus trautmani
W. R. Taylor, 1969

The Scioto madtom (Noturus trautmani) was a species of fish in the Ictaluridae family. It is listed as extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which notes that it has likely been entirely or functionally extinct since 1957 given the lack of records since that year.[1]

This fish was endemic to Ohio in the United States. Only one population was ever known; it was located in Big Darby Creek, a tributary of the Scioto River. Eighteen specimens were collected, all at one riffle in this creek, an area called Trautman's Riffle. It has not been seen since 1957.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Noturus trautmani. 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Accessed 20 September 2011.
  2. ^ USFWS. Noturus trautmani Five-year Review. December 2009.