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  • Scientific Names
    • Ictalurus punctatus
  • English
    • Channel Catfish
  • Spanish
    • bagre de canal

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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richardwasson

Date

April 19, 2015

Description

A fisherman just brought this this in. It was about 15" long.

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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tobler

Date

April 11, 2015

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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musicwolf

Date

March 30, 2015 07:29 PM EDT

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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dfwuw

Date

December 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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dominic

Date

December 7, 2014

Description

A fisherman was kind enough to let me get a couple of pics of this fella. This was NOT a catch and release.

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channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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jpantoj5

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

went fishing and caught this big guy
hot humid day

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channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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anewman

Date

October 17, 2014

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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annikaml

Date

March 16, 2013 08:25 AM CDT

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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tortuga_rapido

Date

October 21, 2014

Description

Specimens caught and released as part of fish assemblage assessment at Judges Lake (electrofishing conducted by Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources staff).

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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fishesoftexas

Date

October 11, 2014 11:39 AM CDT

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

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tortuga_rapido

Date

October 7, 2014

Description

Specimens caught and released as part of fish assemblage assessment at Beyers Pond (electrofishing conducted by Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources staff).

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Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Observer

dominic

Date

October 5, 2014

Description

Found 3 dead ones and 1 almost dead one today. There must be ick or another disease that is going around in the pond.

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Description from Wikipedia

Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, is North America's most numerous catfish species. It is the official fish of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Tennessee, and is informally referred to as a "channel cat". In the United States, they are the most fished catfish species with approximately 8 million anglers targeting them per year. The popularity of channel catfish for food has contributed to the rapid growth of aquaculture of this species in the United States.

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