|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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|Population:||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.
|Current Population Trend:||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).|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|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 2013: e.T202675A2746631.Downloaded on 27 February 2017.|
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