BULLHEAD, BLACK
Summary information for BULLHEAD, BLACK
Common Name BULLHEAD, BLACK
Scientific Name AMEIURUS MELAS
Status GAME
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic - river/stream
Preferred Habitat Inhabits pools, backwaters, oxbows, sloughs and impoundments. Prefers turbid water, little or no current and silt bottom.
Distribution Occurs nearly statewide, most often found in the prairie region of north and west Missouri *001*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
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