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Fish Identification

Brown Bullhead

Brown bullhead

Brown bullhead are dark brown or gray above and have white to yellowish bellies. The sides are usually mottled with irregular dark markings, all whiskers are dark, the anal fin has a rounded margin, and the tail is not forked. They are most similar to yellow bullhead, which have pale chin whiskers, and black bullhead, which have a pale bar at the base of the tail.

Scientific Name:  Ameiurus nebulosus

Adult size: 5-22 inches

Distribution: Found in warm waters throughout the state.

Current State Record Information

Image: Duane Raver/USFWS