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DESCRIPTION: the one ﬂounder (ﬂatﬁsh with either eyes on related aspect of head) present in California freshwater habitats; unique from brackishwater ﬂounder by means of trade mild and darkish bands on DF and AF; eyes should be on correct or left aspect; TL of juveniles earlier than they depart streams is eight to fifteen cm (3 to six in. ), advert. could succeed in ninety cm (35. four in. ). DISTRIBUTION: reduce and heart Delta, decrease coastal streams, San Luis Reservoir and O’Neill Forebay, and California Aqueduct. prestige: Catfishes and Bullheads (Ictaluridae) White Catfish (Ameiurus catus) web page 268 brought. DESCRIPTION: AF base brief with 18 to 24 rays; tail reasonably forked; chin barbels white; advert. colour faded grey blue, younger black, either with white stomach; TL 20 to 30 cm (8 to twelve in. ), max. TL 60 cm (23. 6 in. ), max. wt. approximately three kg (6. 6 lb). DISTRIBUTION: universal in warm-water lakes and slow-moving components of huge rivers of the valuable Valley. prestige: Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) web page 265 brought. DESCRIPTION: AF base brief with 24 to 29 rays; tail deeply forked; chin barbels often darkish; advert. colour olive eco-friendly to metal blue, often with black spots on facet of physique; younger bluish above, silvery lower than; TL 30 to forty cm (12 to sixteen in. ), max. TL 1 m (3. three ft), max. wt. 26 kg (57 lb). DISTRIBUTION: hot, lowelevation rivers, streams, lakes, and advertisement ﬁsh farms. prestige: Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) web page 267 prestige: brought. DESCRIPTION: AF base lengthy, 30 to 36 rays; tail forked; chin bar- bels white; advert. colour bluish above, white lower than; advert. TL 50 to 70 cm (20 to 27. five in. ), max. TL 1. five m (5 ft), max. wt. forty five kg (99 lb). DISTRIBUTION: Southern California reservoirs and advertisement ﬁsh farms. seventy two I L L U S T R AT E D ok E Y S Starry Flounder TAIL FORKED White Catfish Channel Catfish anal fin base brief anal fin base lengthy Blue Catfish Black Bullhead (Ameiurus melas) web page 263 prestige: brought. DESCRIPTION: complete size of chin barbels darkly pigmented; caudal ﬁn sq. with mild notch; darkish membrane on AF; pectoral spines gentle or a little bit tough; advert. colour from yellow brown to black, gentle on stomach; advert. TL 20 to twenty-five cm (8 to ten in. ), max. TL sixty one cm (24. four in. ), max. wt. approximately three. 6 kg (7. nine lb). DISTRIBUTION: so much significant rivers of California, and a few low- and middle-elevation reservoir lakes. Yellow Bullhead (Ameiurus natalis) web page 264 prestige: brought. DESCRIPTION: Chin barbels white; caudal ﬁn somewhat rounded; PecF with sawtooth posterior aspect; advert. colour yellow brown to black, white stomach; advert. TL 25 to 30 cm (10 to twelve in. ), max. TL forty eight cm (19 in. ), max. wt. approximately 1 kg (2. 2 lb). DISTRIBUTION: universal simply within the Colorado River yet sometimes happening in hot, transparent, low-elevation habitats resembling southern California reservoirs. Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) web page 258 brought. DESCRIPTION: Chin barbels darkish aside from mild component adjoining to chin; caudal ﬁn directly; dorsal and pectoral spines toothed on posterior aspect; advert. colour mottled yellow brown, abdominal white or yellow; advert. TL 25 to 30 cm (10 to twelve in.