- any of several tadpolelike, freshwater catfishes of the genus Noturus, of the central and eastern U.S., having a poisonous pectoral spine: some are threatened or endangered.
Origin of madtom
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By 1959, the third summer of continuous flow, the Neosho madtom was again common.