White Sucker

Catostomus commersonii

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The white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) is a freshwater Cypriniform fish inhabiting the upper Midwest and Northeast in North America, but is also found as far south as Georgia and New Mexico in the south. The fish is commonly known as a "sucker" due to its fleshy papillose lips that suck up organic matter from the bottom of rivers and streams.

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  1. (c) Brian Gratwicke, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/briangratwicke/3782352027/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catostomus_commersonii

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