Photo by J.J.D. Egge
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BLACK RIVER MADTOM
Noturus maydeni Egge 2006
Identification: The Black River Madtom is genetically and karyotypically distinct from other madtoms but morphologically indistinguishable from the Ozark Madtom (N. albater).
Range: The Black River Madtom is found in the Black and St. Francis R. systems, in MO and AR. This species is locally common.
Habitat: The Black River Madtom lives in clear, cool, swift rocky riffles and pools of creeks and small to medium rivers.
Similar species: The Black River Madtom is similar to the Ozark Madtom, N. albater.