Erimyzon sucetta (Lacep├Ęde, 1803)
Lake chubsucker
photo by The Native Fish Conservancy

Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Catostominae
Max. size:  41 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 8 years
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 7 - 7.5; dH range: 15
Distribution:  North America: Great Lakes and Mississippi River basin lowlands from southern Ontario in Canada to Wisconsin, USA and south to Gulf of Mexico in the USA; Atlantic Slope from southern Virginia to southern Florida in USA; Gulf Slope drainages from Charlotte Harbor, Florida to Guadalupe River in Texas, USA.
Biology:  Occurs in lakes, swamps, ponds, sloughs and impoundments over silt, sand or debris. Rarely found in streams (Ref. 5723). Feeds on microcrustacea and midge larvae (Ref. 10294).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 December 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.05.94

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