CHANNEL CATFISH and BULLHEAD


MEMBERS of the catfish family have 4 pairs of barbels (whiskers), spines on their dorsal and pectoral fins, and no scales. Channel catfish have a forked tail. Bullheads in Idaho are normally a more solid brown and have a rounded tail.INTRODUCED.



CHANNEL CATFISH

 


BULLHEAD

Illustration by Joseph Tomelleri.



Links to more information about Channel catfish and Bullhead:

 

Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Channel Catfish


Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Bullhead