1st Record: NC/Cape Fear River (1979; Guier et al. 1986; Menhennick 1991)
NC/Cape Fear River (1979; Guier et al. 1986; Menhennick 1991)
Ictalurus furcatus (Blue Catfish) are a major predator on fishes and invertebrates in the Cape Fear River, The largest size class of individuals (<600 mm) had 31% fishes and 42% invertebrates (by weight) in their sotmachs. invertebrates, Asian Clams (Corbicula fluminea) decreased in frequency with fish size ,from 86% (by weight) for fish below 100 mm, to 33% for fish over 300 mm (Belkoski et al. 2021)
Blue Catfish are a major game fish in the Cape Fear River (Belkoski et al. 2021).