Noturus miurus, Brindled madtom
Prior to Taylor’s taxonomic revisions and new species descriptions of madtoms in 1969, the yellowfin madtom, with which we now do so much work at CFI, was classified as the brindled madtom. Now the species N. miurus is restricted to primarily coastal plain, lower elevation, warmer waters. Because we have always had such difficulty propagating yellowfin (and smoky) madtoms, we have always wondered about how easy or difficult other madtom species might be. During surveys for piebald madtoms in the Hatchie River in western TN in the summer of 2000 we collected piebald, brindled, and other madtom species and brought them back to the hatchery in Knoxville. Like all the other lowland species, brindled madtoms proved easy to spawn in captivity.
CFI doesn't have a picture of this madtom, but found a great link to it at the ODNR webpage.