( ik tah LUHR id dee )
Native to the freshwaters of North America and into parts
of Central America.
Ictalurids are split up into three groups, the catfishes,
bullheads and the smaller madtoms. Will do better
in an unheated aquarium and are generally a very hardy group
of catfishes. Some species can be too large for the
home aquarium. The larger species of catfish are important
commercial and sport fishes.