Iowa DNR
BioNet
River & Stream Biological Monitoring
Fish and Benthic Macroinvertebrate Surveys
Physical Habitat Assessments

Black Bullhead Ameiurus melas

Family
Ictaluridae (Catfishes)
Tolerance
Tolerant
Trophic Class
Generalist
Is Exotic to Iowa?
False
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
False
Is Hybrid?
False
State Listing Status
Not Listed
Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 196 bioassessment sites, 15 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 35 fisheries assessment sites, and 3 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 244 distinct sites, or 20.7% of the 1177 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 29th most commonly collected species.

The Black Bullhead was collected in 266 bioassessment sampling sessions and 58 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 15 rapid bioassessment sessions and 3 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 2,438 individual Black Bullhead specimens, ranking it the #45 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map