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Freshwater Fish Identification

Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish

channel catfish diagramChannel Catfish

A. Body with dark spots (spots may be absent in large adults)
B. Outer margin of anal fin rounded, and anal fin with 24 to 29 rays

blue catfish diagramBlue Catfish

A. Body without dark spots
B. Outer margin of anal fin straight, and anal fin with 30 to 36 rays

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