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Family: Catostomidae Suckers



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78 species (see list below)

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Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Carpiodes carpio (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Carpiodes carpio
[River carpsucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Carpiodes cyprinus (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Carpiodes cyprinus
[Quillback]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Carpiodes velifer (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Carpiodes velifer
[Highfin carpsucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Catostomus ardens
[Utah sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Catostomus bernardini Girard, 1856

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus bernardini
[Yaqui sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America

Catostomus cahita Siebert & Minckley, 1986

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus cahita
[Cahita sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Catostomus catostomus (Forster, 1773)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus catostomus
[Longnose sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Catostomus clarkii Baird & Girard, 1854

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus clarkii
[Desert sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Catostomus columbianus
[Bridgelip sucker]

Photo by Seelig, C.

North America
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Catostomus commersonii (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by Seelig, C.
 
Catostomus commersonii
[White sucker]
No picture found
North America

 
Catostomus conchos
[]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Catostomus discobolus Cope, 1871

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus discobolus
[Bluehead sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Catostomus fumeiventris
[Owens sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Catostomus insignis Baird & Girard, 1854

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus insignis
[Sonora sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Catostomus latipinnis Baird & Girard, 1853

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus latipinnis
[Flannelmouth sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America

Catostomus leopoldi Siebert & Minckley, 1986

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus leopoldi
[Bavispe sucker]

Photo by Keeley, E.R.

North America
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Catostomus macrocheilus Girard, 1856

Photo by Keeley, E.R.
 
Catostomus macrocheilus
[Largescale sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Catostomus microps
[Modoc sucker]
No picture found
North America

 
Catostomus nebuliferus
[Nazas sucker]

Photo by Reyes, R.C.

North America
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Catostomus occidentalis Ayres, 1854

Photo by Reyes, R.C.
 
Catostomus occidentalis
[Sacramento sucker]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Catostomus platyrhynchus (Cope, 1874)

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Catostomus platyrhynchus
[Mountain sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Catostomus plebeius
[Rio Grande sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Catostomus rimiculus
[Jenny creek sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Catostomus santaanae
[Santa Ana sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 55 cm TL

 
Catostomus snyderi
[Klamath largescale sucker]

Photo by Ribeiro, F.

North America
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Catostomus tahoensis Gill & Jordan, 1878

Photo by Ribeiro, F.
 
Catostomus tahoensis
[Tahoe sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Catostomus tsiltcoosensis
[Tyee sucker]

Photo by Morse, R.S.

North America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Catostomus utawana Mather, 1886

Photo by Morse, R.S.
 
Catostomus utawana
[Summer sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Catostomus warnerensis Snyder, 1908

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus warnerensis
[Warner sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America

Catostomus wigginsi Herre & Brock, 1936

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Catostomus wigginsi
[Opata sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 64 cm TL

 
Chasmistes brevirostris
[Shortnose sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 67 cm TL

 
Chasmistes cujus
[Cui-ui]
No picture found
North America

 
Chasmistes fecundus
[]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 60 cm TL

 
Chasmistes liorus
[June sucker]
No picture found
North America

 
Chasmistes muriei
[Snake River sucker]

Photo by Thomas, C.

North America
Max. Length 93 cm TL
Cycleptus elongatus (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Cycleptus elongatus
[Blue sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 70.2 cm TL

 
Cycleptus meridionalis
[southeastern blue sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 86 cm TL

 
Deltistes luxatus
[Lost River sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 23 cm TL

 
Erimyzon claviformis
[Western creek chubsucker]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 37.6 cm TL
Erimyzon oblongus (Mitchill, 1814)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Erimyzon oblongus
[Eastern creek chubsucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Erimyzon sucetta (Lacepède, 1803)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Erimyzon sucetta
[Lake chubsucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Erimyzon tenuis (Agassiz, 1855)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Erimyzon tenuis
[Sharpfin chubsucker]

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.

North America
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Hypentelium etowanum (Jordan, 1877)

Photo by Howell, W.M./Jenkins, R.L.
 
Hypentelium etowanum
[Alabama hog sucker]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Hypentelium nigricans (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Hypentelium nigricans
[Northern hog sucker]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Hypentelium roanokense Raney & Lachner, 1947

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Hypentelium roanokense
[Roanoke hog sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 112 cm TL
Ictiobus bubalus (Rafinesque, 1818)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ictiobus bubalus
[Smallmouth buffalo]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 123 cm TL
Ictiobus cyprinellus (Valenciennes, 1844)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Ictiobus cyprinellus
[Bigmouth buffalo]
No picture found
North America

 
Ictiobus labiosus
[Fleshylip buffalo]

Photo by Perusquía, E.

Central America

Ictiobus meridionalis (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Perusquía, E.
 
Ictiobus meridionalis
[Usumacinta buffalo]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 123 cm TL
Ictiobus niger (Rafinesque, 1819)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Ictiobus niger
[Black buffalo]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Minytrema melanops (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Minytrema melanops
[Spotted sucker]
No picture found
North America

 
Moxostoma albidum
[Longlip jumprock]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 74 cm TL
Moxostoma anisurum (Rafinesque, 1820)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Moxostoma anisurum
[Silver redhorse]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Moxostoma ariommum Robins & Raney, 1956

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Moxostoma ariommum
[Bigeye jumprock]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 49 cm TL

 
Moxostoma austrinum
[Mexican redhorse]
No picture found
North America

 
Moxostoma breviceps
[Smallmouth redhorse]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 77 cm TL
Moxostoma carinatum (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Moxostoma carinatum
[River redhorse]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Moxostoma cervinum (Cope, 1868)

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Moxostoma cervinum
[Blacktip jumprock]
No picture found
North America

 
Moxostoma collapsum
[Notchlip redhorse]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

North America
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Moxostoma congestum (Baird & Girard, 1854)

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Moxostoma congestum
[Gray redhorse]

Photo by Lyons, J.

North America
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Moxostoma duquesnii (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by Lyons, J.
 
Moxostoma duquesnii
[Black redhorse]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

North America
Max. Length 78 cm TL
Moxostoma erythrurum (Rafinesque, 1818)

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Moxostoma erythrurum
[Golden redhorse]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

North America
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Moxostoma hubbsi Legendre, 1952

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Moxostoma hubbsi
[Copper redhorse]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 31.3 cm SL

 
Moxostoma lacerum
[Harelip sucker]

Photo by Casten, L.

North America
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Moxostoma lachneri Robins & Raney, 1956

Photo by Casten, L.
 
Moxostoma lachneri
[Greater jumprock]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Moxostoma macrolepidotum (Lesueur, 1817)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Moxostoma macrolepidotum
[Shorthead redhorse]
No picture found
North America

 
Moxostoma mascotae
[Mascota jumprock]

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF

North America
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Moxostoma pappillosum (Cope, 1870)

Photo by N. Burkhead & R. Jenkins, courtesy of VDGIF
 
Moxostoma pappillosum
[V-lip redhorse]
No picture found
North America

 
Moxostoma pisolabrum
[Pealip redhorse]

Photo by Thomas, C.

North America
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Moxostoma poecilurum Jordan, 1877

Photo by Thomas, C.
 
Moxostoma poecilurum
[Blacktail redhorse]

Photo by Freeman, B.J.

North America
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Moxostoma robustum (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Freeman, B.J.
 
Moxostoma robustum
[Smallfin redhorse]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 28 cm TL

 
Moxostoma rupiscartes
[Striped jumprock]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Moxostoma valenciennesi Jordan, 1885

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Moxostoma valenciennesi
[Greater redhorse]

Photo by CAFS

Asia
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myxocyprinus asiaticus (Bleeker, 1864)

Photo by CAFS
 
Myxocyprinus asiaticus
[Chinese sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Thoburnia atripinnis
[Blackfin sucker]
No picture found
North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Thoburnia hamiltoni
[Rustyside sucker]

Photo by Seelig, C.

North America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Thoburnia rhothoeca (Thoburn, 1896)

Photo by Seelig, C.
 
Thoburnia rhothoeca
[Torrent sucker]

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

North America
Max. Length 91 cm TL
Xyrauchen texanus (Abbott, 1860)

Photo by The Native Fish Conservancy
 
Xyrauchen texanus
[Razorback sucker]
78 Species of Family Catostomidae
(Suckers)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1820 Carpiodes carpio River carpsucker North America 64 TL
1817 Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback North America 66 TL
1820 Carpiodes velifer Highfin carpsucker North America 50 TL
1881 Catostomus ardens Utah sucker North America 65 TL
1856 Catostomus bernardini Yaqui sucker North America 40 TL
1986 Catostomus cahita Cahita sucker North America
1773 Catostomus catostomus Longnose sucker North America 64 TL
1854 Catostomus clarkii Desert sucker North America 33 TL
1893 Catostomus columbianus Bridgelip sucker North America 30 TL
1803 Catostomus commersonii White sucker North America 65 TL
1902 Catostomus conchos North America
1871 Catostomus discobolus Bluehead sucker North America 41 TL
1973 Catostomus fumeiventris Owens sucker North America 50 TL
1854 Catostomus insignis Sonora sucker North America 80 TL
1853 Catostomus latipinnis Flannelmouth sucker North America 56 TL
1986 Catostomus leopoldi Bavispe sucker North America
1856 Catostomus macrocheilus Largescale sucker North America 61 TL
1908 Catostomus microps Modoc sucker North America 34 TL
1881 Catostomus nebuliferus Nazas sucker North America
1854 Catostomus occidentalis Sacramento sucker North America 60 TL
1874 Catostomus platyrhynchus Mountain sucker North America 25 TL
1854 Catostomus plebeius Rio Grande sucker North America 20 TL
1898 Catostomus rimiculus Jenny creek sucker North America 50 TL
1908 Catostomus santaanae Santa Ana sucker North America 25 TL
1898 Catostomus snyderi Klamath largescale sucker North America 55 TL
1878 Catostomus tahoensis Tahoe sucker North America 61 TL
1898 Catostomus tsiltcoosensis Tyee sucker North America 4.4 SL
1886 Catostomus utawana Summer sucker North America 11 SL
1908 Catostomus warnerensis Warner sucker North America 35 TL
1936 Catostomus wigginsi Opata sucker North America
1879 Chasmistes brevirostris Shortnose sucker North America 64 TL
1883 Chasmistes cujus Cui-ui North America 67 TL
1875 Chasmistes fecundus North America
1878 Chasmistes liorus June sucker North America 60 TL
1981 Chasmistes muriei Snake River sucker North America
1817 Cycleptus elongatus Blue sucker North America 93 TL
1999 Cycleptus meridionalis southeastern blue sucker North America 70.2 TL
1879 Deltistes luxatus Lost River sucker North America 86 TL
1856 Erimyzon claviformis Western creek chubsucker North America 23 TL
1814 Erimyzon oblongus Eastern creek chubsucker North America 37.6 TL
1803 Erimyzon sucetta Lake chubsucker North America 41 TL
1855 Erimyzon tenuis Sharpfin chubsucker North America 33 TL
1877 Hypentelium etowanum Alabama hog sucker North America 23 TL
1817 Hypentelium nigricans Northern hog sucker North America 61 TL
1947 Hypentelium roanokense Roanoke hog sucker North America 16 TL
1818 Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth buffalo North America 112 TL
1844 Ictiobus cyprinellus Bigmouth buffalo North America 123 TL
1904 Ictiobus labiosus Fleshylip buffalo North America
1868 Ictiobus meridionalis Usumacinta buffalo Central America
1819 Ictiobus niger Black buffalo North America 123 TL
1820 Minytrema melanops Spotted sucker North America 50 TL
1856 Moxostoma albidum Longlip jumprock North America
1820 Moxostoma anisurum Silver redhorse North America 74 TL
1956 Moxostoma ariommum Bigeye jumprock North America 22 TL
1880 Moxostoma austrinum Mexican redhorse North America 49 TL
1870 Moxostoma breviceps Smallmouth redhorse North America
1870 Moxostoma carinatum River redhorse North America 77 TL
1868 Moxostoma cervinum Blacktip jumprock North America 19 TL
1870 Moxostoma collapsum Notchlip redhorse North America
1854 Moxostoma congestum Gray redhorse North America 65 TL
1817 Moxostoma duquesnii Black redhorse North America 51 TL
1818 Moxostoma erythrurum Golden redhorse North America 78 TL
1952 Moxostoma hubbsi Copper redhorse North America 72 TL
1877 Moxostoma lacerum Harelip sucker North America 31.3 SL
1956 Moxostoma lachneri Greater jumprock North America 44 TL
1817 Moxostoma macrolepidotum Shorthead redhorse North America 75 TL
1907 Moxostoma mascotae Mascota jumprock North America
1870 Moxostoma pappillosum V-lip redhorse North America 45 TL
1951 Moxostoma pisolabrum Pealip redhorse North America
1877 Moxostoma poecilurum Blacktail redhorse North America 51 TL
1870 Moxostoma robustum Smallfin redhorse North America 42 TL
1889 Moxostoma rupiscartes Striped jumprock North America 28 TL
1885 Moxostoma valenciennesi Greater redhorse North America 80 TL
1864 Myxocyprinus asiaticus Chinese sucker Asia 60 TL
1959 Thoburnia atripinnis Blackfin sucker North America 17 TL
1946 Thoburnia hamiltoni Rustyside sucker North America 18 TL
1896 Thoburnia rhothoeca Torrent sucker North America 18 TL
1860 Xyrauchen texanus Razorback sucker North America 91 TL



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