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Channel Catfish

Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque 1818)

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Ictalurus punctatus (Channel Catfish) is a species of bony fishes in the family North American catfishes. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to The Nearctic. They are solitary, nocturnal omnivores. Individuals can grow to 132 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They have parental care (female provides care and paternal care). They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of channel catfish. View this species on GBIF