Noturus crypticus | Chucky Madtom
The Chucky Madtom, Noturus crypticus, is a recently described (2005) saddled madtom that remains on our "wish list". Despite extensive recent surveys, only three specimens have been collected over the past 10 years. This fish was most recently observed in Little Chucky Creek in east Tennessee. Two (male & female), collected in 2004, lived in our facility. The female died before any spawning could occur and the male lived at CFI until he died as well in 2008. Agriculture has impacted the creek and all surrounding streams. If additional specimens can be collected we hope to propagate more Chucky Madtoms to enhance the population in Little Chucky Creek. As of August 9, 2011, the Chucky Madtom was listed as endangered by the USFWS.