The Balsas Catfish is similar to the Channel Catfish, I. punctatus, but can be distinguished by the presence of a backward extension on each side of the premaxillary toothpad.
The Balsas Catfish occurs in the Rio Balsas drainage on the Pacific Slope of Mexico.
Distribution of Ictalurus balsanus © Larry Page
The Balsas Catfish lives in clear, deep pools and runs of creeks and small to medium-sized rivers.
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