|Scientific Name:||Ameiurus natalis|
|Species Authority:||(Lesueur, 1819)|
Pimelodus natalis Lesueur, 1819
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Smith, K. & Darwall, W.R.T.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Hammerson, G.A. & Ormes, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of the large range extent, large population size, stable or increasing trend, and lack of major threats.
|Range Description:||Native throughout most of the eastern and central United States and adjacent southern Canada. Introduced widely outside native range.|
Native:Canada; United States
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This species is represented by a large number of occurrences (subpopulations).
Total adult population size is unknown but probably exceeds 1,000,000. Common in center of range (Page and Burr 2011).
Range and population size have increased over the long term as a result of introductions outside the native range.
Trend over the past 10 years or three generations: likely relatively stable.
|Habitat and Ecology:||This bullhead occurs in shallow, soft-bottomed, weedy parts of clear warm lakes, ponds, reservoirs, or slow-moving streams or canals. It is more tolerant of pollution than are most other ictalurids. Eggs are laid in saucer-shaper depressions beside or beneath banks, logs, or tree roost, or in burrows or under debris on the bottom (Becker 1983).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is of minor importance as a gamefish.|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats are known.|
|Conservation Actions:||Currently, this species is of relatively low conservation concern and does not require significant additional protection or major management, monitoring, or research actions.|
|Citation:||NatureServe 2013. Ameiurus natalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.|
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