Noturus baileyi Taylor, 1969
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Rediscovered in 1980
IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable
tributaries of the Little Tennessee River, Tennessee, USA
Anatomy & Morphology
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
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Rakes, P.L., Shute, P.W. and Shute, J.R. 1998. Captive propagation and population monitoring of rare Southeastern fishes. Final Report for 1997. Field Season and Second Quarter Report for Fiscal Year 1998, prepared for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
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Shute, P., Shute, J.R., Rakes, P.L. and Biggins, R.G. 1998. Recovery success for four listed fish. Endangered Species Bulletin 23: 30-31.
Shute, P.W. 1984. Yellowfin Madtom, Noturus flavipinnis. Final Status Survey Report to U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service.
Taylor, W.R. 1969. A revision of the catfish genus Noturus (Rafinesque) with an analysis of higher groups in the Ictaluridae. Smithsonian Institution, U.S. National Museum Bulletin 282: 1-315.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1985. Recovery Plan for Smoky Madtom (Noturus baileyi). Prepared by: Richard G. Biggins for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Atlanta, Georgia.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2001. Proposed establishment of nonessential experimental population status for 4 fishes into the Tellico River, from the backwaters of Tellico Reservoir upstream to Tellico River Mile 33, in Monroe County, Tennessee. Federal Register 66: 30853-30860.
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