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Bullhead Catfish

Black Bullhead - Black Bullhead have dark chin barbels and are not mottled along the sides.
Brown Bullhead - Brown Bullhead have mottled sides like spotted bullhead, but brown bullhead do not have dark margins on their fins.
Snail Bullhead - Snail Bullhead are more slendar and have a flattened head, when viewed from the side, and in Alabama snail bullheads are limited to the Chattahoochee River drainage.
Spotted Bullhead - A Chattahoochee River system endemic, spotted bullhead have mottled sides like brown bullhead, but spotted bullhead have dark margins on their fins.
Yellow Bullhead - The common yellow bullhead are distinguished from black bullhead by the white or yellow chin barbels.

Additional Common Names: In the southeast, anglers also call bullhead catfish: bullheads, mud cats, pollywogs, pollies, Mutleys, river cats, horned pouts, horn pout, according to Cloutman and Olmstead in Fisheries (Vol. 8, No. 2).

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