|Bullheads are scaleless catfish
of the family Ictaluridae whose 48 species all inhabit North America, 9
in the Northeast. They are omnivores which feed on plants, insects, crustaceans,
and fish. They possess taste buds on their sensory barbells which help them
find their prey, especially at night. Their spinous rays can be poisonous.
Yellow bullheads guard both the nest and young.
Brown bullheads often reach 16 inches in length and one to two pounds.
Channel catfish can live more 20 years and reach 13 pounds.