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Fish Identification

Yellow Bullhead

Yellow bullhead

Yellow bullhead are olive to dark brown above and have white to yellowish bellies; the sides are usually plain without distinct markings, chin whiskers are pale, the anal fin has a relatively straight margin, and the tail is not forked. They are most similar to brown bullhead and black bullhead, which both have dark chin whiskers.

Scientific Name:  Ameiurus natalis

Adult size: 6-19 inches

Distribution: Found in warm waters throughout the state

Current State Record Information

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