Headwater CatfishLarry Page
The Headwater Catfish is very similar to the Channel Catfish but can be distinguished by having a deeper caudal peduncle and a broader head, mouth and snout. To 19 in. (48 cm) total length.
Within the U.S., the Headwater Catfish is restricted to the Rio Grande drainage, including the Pecos River system in southeastern New Mexico and the Devils River in southern Texas. Also found in northeastern New Mexico. It is locally common.
Distribution of Ictalurus lupus © Larry Page
The Headwater Catfish lives in sandy and rocky riffles, runs and pools of clear creeks and small rivers.
Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida, USA
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- First online 23 May 2007
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Page, Larry. 2007. Ictalurus lupus http://tolweb.org/Ictalurus_lupus/69934/2007.05.23 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Headwater Catfish. Version 23 May 2007 (under construction).