Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Catostomidae
(Suckers) > Cycleptinae
Etymology: Cycleptus: Greek, kyklos = round + Greek, leptes = thin (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 47°N - 28°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 93.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5723); common length : 66.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12193); max. reported age: 13 years (Ref. 12193)
North America: Mississippi River basin from Pennsylvania to central Montana and south to Louisiana, USA; Gulf Slope drainages in the USA from Mobile Bay, Alabama to Rio Grande in Texas and New Mexico, and in Mexico.
Inhabits strong current in deep (1-2.5 m) chutes and main channels of medium to large rivers over bedrock, sand and gravel (Ref. 5723).
Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 432 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00398 (0.00151 - 0.01050), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tmax=13).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .