A small North American freshwater catfish which has a venom gland at the base of the pectoral fin spines.
- Genus Noturus, family Ictaluridae: numerous species.
- Most of the species in this family are the small, stream-dwelling madtoms, which are relatively rare in the Northeast where Ameiurus and Ictalurus are more common.
- The pygmy madtom is one of the rarest fishes in North America; only about 50 specimens have ever been collected.
- The slabrocks were also being used by several other darter species, as well as madtoms.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: mad¦tom
Definition of madtom in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.