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melas, Silurus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1820:51 [Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and the Arts v. 9; ref. 5592] Ohio River, U.S.A. No types known. Type catalog: Gilbert 1998:219 [ref. 23395], Ferraris 2007:205 [ref. 29155]. See also Rafinesque 1820:360 [ref. 7311] and 1820:66 [ref. 3592] as Pimelodus melas. •Valid as Ictalurus melas (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Lee et al. 1980:441 [ref. 22416], Smith 1986:79 [ref. 22186], Robison & Buchanan 1988:293 [ref. 23393], Burgess 1989:35 [ref. 12860], Pequeño 1989:40 [ref. 14125], McAllister 1990:66 [ref. 14674], Tomelleri & Eberle 1990:117 [ref. 24089], La Rivers 1994:494 [ref. 23389], Scott & Crossman 1998:591 [ref. 24570], Bianco & Ketmaier 2001:201 [ref. 26728]). •Valid as Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque 1820) -- (Page & Burr 1991:194 [ref. 18983], Boschung 1992:64 [ref. 23239], Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:26 [ref. 22290], Etnier & Starnes 1993:300 [ref. 22809], Jenkins & Burkhead 1994:550 [ref. 21581], Warren et al. 1994:132 [ref. 25557], Knight & Hastings 1994:149 [ref. 25560], Baxter & Stone 1995:144 [ref. 23374], Stauffer et al. 1995:206 [ref. 23376], Cross & Collins 1995:141 [ref. 23394], Mettee et al. 1996:381 [ref. 25836], Sigler & Sigler 1996:151 [ref. 25943], Gilbert 1998:220 [ref. 23395], Fuller et al. 1999:196 [ref. 25838], Dyer 2000:89 [ref. 26678], Lyons et al. 2000:35 [ref. 26594], Ross et al. 2001:304 [ref. 25978], Bianco & Ketmaier 2001:195 [ref. 26728], Moyle 2002:208 [ref. 26449], Hardman & Page 2003:21 [ref. 26687], Wydoski & Whitney 2003:154 [ref. 27816], Nelson et al. 2004:81 [ref. 27807], Bailey et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27882], Miller & Robison 2004:224 [ref. 27931], Boschung & Mayden 2004:329 [ref. 27995], Miller 2006:160 [ref. 28615], Scharpf 2006:14 [ref. 30386], Ferraris 2007:205 [ref. 29155], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:337 [ref. 29996], McPhail 2007:196 [ref. 31199], Minckley & Marsh 2009:220 [ref. 31114], Page & Burr 2011:345 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:83 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque 1820). Ictaluridae. Distribution: North America from Canada to Texas, U.S.A and into northern Mexico; widely introduced. Habitat: freshwater.