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A yellowish-brown freshwater catfish (Noturus flavus) of North America, often found under rocks.
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Species positively associated with Plains Topminnow persistence were Stonecat (Noturusflavus (Rafinesque)), Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus (Rafinesque)), and Emerald Shiner (Notropis atherinoides (Rafinesque)) (Table 1).
Eleven species were collected only in riffles and included brook silverside, channel catfish, emerald shiner, mottled sculpin, rainbow darter, redfin shiner, river carpsucker, shorthead redhorse, smallmouth buffalo, stonecat, and walleye.
The stonecat has been reported twice previously from Arkansas, including a specimen from the mainstem Mississippi River in Phillips County (Buchanan, 1973).