Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Ictaluridae (Catfishes)
Trophic Class
Top Carnivore
Is Exotic to Iowa?
Is Lithophilous Spawner?
Is Hybrid?
State Listing Status
Not Listed

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Assessment Program Statistics

This species was found at 209 bioassessment sites, 3 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 78 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 287 distinct sites, or 25.2% of the 1138 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 20th most commonly collected species.

The Channel Catfish was collected in 318 bioassessment sampling sessions and 142 fisheries assessment sessions. It was present in 3 rapid bioassessment sessions and 0 presence-only sessions.

The biological assessment program has collected a total of 9,920 individual Channel Catfish specimens, ranking it the #23 most collected fish.