(Lesueur, 1819); ICTALURIDAE FAMILY
The brown bullhead is native to the eastern U.S.A. (both sides of the Appalachians) and southern Canada, but has been widely introduced elsewhere. It occurs in larger and deeper waters than other bullheads.
The “brown” bullhead may vary from yellow brown or chocolate brown to olive, gray, or bluish black. The sides are often lighter and may be mottled with brown blotches. The belly is yellow or white. Very round brown bullheads are jet black and are often mistakenly believed to be black bullheads (A. melas). Color is an undependable distinguishing charact...