Noturus exilis

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Ictaluridae
Genus: Noturus
Species: Noturus exilis


Lectotype: INHS 37651. Paralectotypes (2): lost.

  • Lectotype designated by Sabaj et al. (1997).

Type locality: Mackinaw Creek, Illinois River drainage, McLean County, Illinois, U.S.A.


Vernacular Names[edit]

English: Slender Madtom


  • Blanton, R. E., Page, L. M. & Hilber, S. A.; 2012: Timing of clade divergence and discordant estimates of genetic and morphological diversity in the Slender Madtom, Noturus exilis (Ictaluridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, In Press, Uncorrected Proof, Available online 10 November 2012. abstract
  • Nelson, E. W.; 1876: A partial catalogue of the fishes of Illinois. Bulletin of the Illinois Museum of Natural History, 1 (1): 33–52.
  • Sabaj Pérez, M. H., Cummings, K. S. & Page, L. M.; 1997: Annotated catalog of type specimens in the Illinois Natural History Survey fish collection. Illinois Natural History Survey. Bulletin, 35 (5): 249–300.
  • Swain, J. & Kalb, G. B.; 1883: A review of the genus Noturus with a description of one new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 5 (332): 638–644.
  • Noturus exilis in Catalog of Fishes,
    Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. & van der Laan, R. (eds.) 2020. Catalog of Fishes electronic version.