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

Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus

Family
Ictaluridae (Catfishes)
Tolerance
Intermediate
Trophic Class
Top Carnivore
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 215 bioassessment sites, 3 rapid fish bioassessment sites, 82 fisheries assessment sites, and 0 fisheries presence-only assessment sites. In total, it was collected at 297 distinct sites, or 25.2% of the 1177 total sites monitored by the bioassessment program. It is the 21st most commonly collected species.

The Channel Catfish was collected in 346 bioassessment sampling sessions and 163 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 10,877 individual Channel Catfish specimens, ranking it the #23 most collected fish.

Species Distribution Map