blue catfish


Alias: Ictalurus furcatus, Ictalurus furcatus (Valenciennes, 1840), Pimelodus furcatus

Top Publications

  1. Subramaniam K, Venugopalan A, Davison A, Griffin M, Ford L, Waltzek T, et al. Complete Genome Sequence of an Ictalurid Herpesvirus 1 Strain Isolated from Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus). Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    The complete genome sequence of an alloherpesvirus isolated from blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) is reported...
  2. Moravec F, de Buron I, González Solís D. Redescription of three species of nematodes (Nematoda) parasitising fishes in the USA, with a key to the species of Dichelyne Jägerskiöld, 1902 parasitic in freshwater and brackish-water fishes of North America. Syst Parasitol. 2019;96:79-94 pubmed publisher
    ..from Fundulus heteroclitus (Linnaeus) (Fundulidae); Dichelyne (Dichelyne) diplocaecum Chandler, 1935 from Ictalurus furcatus (Valenciennes) (Ictaluridae); and Hysterothylacium pelagicum Deardorff & Overstreet, 1982 from ..
  3. Luellen D, LaGuardia M, Tuckey T, Fabrizio M, Rice G, Hale R. Assessment of legacy and emerging contaminants in an introduced catfish and implications for the fishery. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018;25:28355-28366 pubmed publisher
    Since introduction into the Chesapeake Bay watershed in the 1970s, blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) populations have increased, impacting native species...
  4. Rosser T, Griffin M, Quiniou S, Khoo L, Pote L. 18S rRNA gene sequencing identifies a novel species of Henneguya parasitizing the gills of the channel catfish (Ictaluridae). Parasitol Res. 2014;113:4651-8 pubmed publisher
    ..over 1,900 bp) was with Henneguya pellis, associated with blister-like lesions on the skin of blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus. Based on the unique combination of pseudocyst and myxospore morphology, tissue location, host, and SSU rRNA ..
  5. Tkach V, Curran S. Prosthenystera oonastica n. sp. (Digenea: Callodistomidae) from ictalurid catfishes in southeastern United States and molecular evidence differentiating species in the genus across Americas. Syst Parasitol. 2015;90:39-51 pubmed publisher a cryptic species from the gall bladder of three ictalurid catfishes, Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque), Ictalurus furcatus (Valenciennes), and Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque), in rivers in the southeastern United States...
  6. Ghahramani Z, Mohajer Y, Fine M. Developmental variation in sound production in water and air in the blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus. J Exp Biol. 2014;217:4244-51 pubmed publisher
    Blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus, the largest catfish in North America, produce pectoral stridulation sounds (distress calls) when attacked and held...
  7. Mohajer Y, Ghahramani Z, Fine M. Pectoral sound generation in the blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2015;201:305-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We recorded sound synchronized with high-speed video to investigate the hypothesis that blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus produce sounds by a slip-stick mechanism, previously described only in invertebrates...
  8. Kozak J, Bennett M, Hayden Lesmeister A, Fritz K, Nickolotsky A. Using Flow-Ecology Relationships to Evaluate Ecosystem Service Trade-Offs and Complementarities in the Nation's Largest River Swamp. Environ Manage. 2015;55:1327-42 pubmed publisher
    ..abundance, and blue crab landings and blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) abundance exhibited trade-off relationships...
  9. Liu Q, Xin Z, Zhang D, Jiang S, Chai X, Li C, et al. Molecular identification and expression analysis of a goose-type lysozyme (LysG) gene in yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2016;58:423-428 pubmed publisher
    ..The deduced PfLysG protein sequence has 84%, 76% and 69% percent identity with the LysGs from Ictalurus furcatus, Danio rerio, and Salmo salar, respectively...

More Information


  1. Shang M, Su B, Perera D, Alsaqufi A, Lipke E, Cek S, et al. Testicular germ line cell identification, isolation, and transplantation in two North American catfish species. Fish Physiol Biochem. 2018;44:717-733 pubmed publisher
    ..The morphological structure of the gonads of blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) in ~ 90- to 100-day-old juveniles, two-year-old juveniles, and mature adults was studied histologically...
  2. Yang Y, Fu Q, Liu Y, Wang X, Dunham R, Liu S, et al. Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals conserved branching morphogenesis related genes involved in chamber formation of catfish swimbladder. Physiol Genomics. 2017;:physiolgenomics.00089.2017 pubmed publisher
    ..Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus), and their F1 hybrids of female channel catfish x male blue catfish (C×B hybrid catfish) provide a good ..
  3. Waldbieser G, Bilodeau A, Nonneman D. Complete sequence and characterization of the channel catfish mitochondrial genome. DNA Seq. 2003;14:265-77 pubmed
    ..Sequence analysis revealed clustering of haplotypes within commercial farms and the USDA103 research line, but D-loop haplotypes were not sufficient to discriminate the USDA103 fish from commercial catfish. ..
  4. Egge J, Nicholson P, Stark A. Morphological and molecular variation in the least madtom Noturus hildebrandi (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae), a Mississippi Embayment endemic: evidence for a cryptic lineage in the Hatchie River. J Fish Biol. 2015;86:493-526 pubmed publisher
    ..Discrepancies between the pattern of variation observed in the morphological and molecular data may be explained by recent local adaptation to individual stream conditions that masks deeper evolutionary divergences. ..