Ictalurus furcatus — Overview

Blue Catfish, Blue Bullhead (german: Blauer Katzenwels) learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Biology

Inhabits deep water of impoundments and main channels and backwaters of medium to large rivers, over mud, sand and gravel (Ref. 5723). Feeds on small aquatic invertebrates, clams and fishes (Ref. 93252). Prefers clear, strongly flowing water. Marketed fresh and frozen. Eaten steamed, fried, broiled, microwaved and baked (Ref. 9988).

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