Taxon profile


Brown Catfish
Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Siluriformes - catfish »  family Ictaluridae - North American freshwater catfishes »  genus Ameiurus - bullheads

Scientific synonyms

Pimelodus nebulosus Lesueur, 1819
Ictalurus nebulosus (Le Sueur, 1819)
Ictalurus nebulosus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)
Ameirus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)
Amiurus nebulosus
Pimelodus atrarius DeKay, 1842
Silurus coenosus Richardson, 1836
Silurus felis Linnaeus, 1766
Pimelodus felis Agassiz, 1850
Albula lacustris Walbaum, 1792

Other names

= Barbotte Brune
= Brown Bullhead
= Bullhead
= Common Bullhead
= Common Catfish
= Horned Pout
= Hornpout
= Marbled Bullhead
= Minister
= Mudcat

Least Concern


juvenile animal


Taxon in country check-lists*

Europe: Czech Republici (map) (Bohemiai, Moraviai), Germanyi, Slovakiai, North America: Canada, Puerto Ricoi, United States of America, South America: Chilei, Australia and Oceania: New Zealandi

* List of countries might not be complete

Distribution maps

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [3022]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/875]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [304644]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Leseur, 1819)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [202676]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Ferraris C. J. (2007): Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types, Zootaxa 1418, 628 pp [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)]
Data retrieved on: 13 June 2013
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2004): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 4. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) – trnobřiší (Characiformes), nahohřbetí (Gymnotiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 171 pp. [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Le Sueur, 1819)]
Data retrieved on: 18 June 2013
EN Daniels, R. A.; R. S. Morse; B. R. Weatherwax (2006): Fish, Conewango Creek, Allegheny River Drainage, New York, USA [], Check List 2(1):14-19 [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)]
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 245-269 [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)]
EN Šefrová H., Laštůvka Z. (2005): Catalogue of alien animal species in the Czech Republic, Acta univ. agric. et silvic. Mendel. Brun., LIII, No. 4, pp. 151-170 [as Ameiurus nebulosus (Lesueur, 1819)]
Data retrieved on: 23 December 2018

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