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Tadpole madtoms, Noturus gyrinus. Madtoms comprise a group of approximately 25 or 26 species of distinctive small catfishes native to North America. The tadpole madtom is the most widely distributed species, being found over a large portion of the eastern US west to eastern North Dakota south to central TX. It is also one of the larger madtoms, reaching a length of 5 inches. The name ''madtom'' refers to the painful sting that can be inflicted by their pectoral fin spines.
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