Tadpole Madtom (Noturus gyrinus)

Description:  Tadpole Madtom colouration can be in various shades of brown or yellow.  Its adipose fin is completely connected to its tail, which gives a large rounded tadpole-like appearance. The word “Madtom” refers to the catfish’s poisonous spines. The typical Madtom will grow to about 115 mm.

Habitat: This species is attracted to submerged vegetation and other types of plant debris. It lives in shallow water that can be turbid (cloudy).