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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae Suckers
Subfamily: Catostominae
Genus: Catostomus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Catostomus ardens Utah sucker North America 65 TL 1881
Catostomus bernardini Yaqui sucker North America 40 TL 1856
Catostomus bondi North America 12.9 SL 2013
Catostomus cahita Cahita sucker North America 1986
Catostomus catostomus Longnose sucker North America 64 TL 1773
Catostomus clarkii Desert sucker North America 33 TL 1854
Catostomus columbianus Bridgelip sucker North America 30 TL 1893
Catostomus commersonii White sucker North America 65 TL 1803
Catostomus conchos North America 1902
Catostomus discobolus Bluehead sucker North America 41 TL 1871
Catostomus fumeiventris Owens sucker North America 50 TL 1973
Catostomus insignis Sonora sucker North America 80 TL 1854
Catostomus latipinnis Flannelmouth sucker North America 56 TL 1853
Catostomus leopoldi Bavispe sucker North America 1986
Catostomus macrocheilus Largescale sucker North America 61 TL 1856
Catostomus microps Modoc sucker North America 34 TL 1908
Catostomus nebuliferus Nazas sucker North America 1881
Catostomus occidentalis Sacramento sucker North America 60 TL 1854
Catostomus platyrhynchus Mountain sucker North America 25 TL 1874
Catostomus plebeius Rio Grande sucker North America 20 TL 1854
Catostomus rimiculus Jenny creek sucker North America 50 TL 1898
Catostomus santaanae Santa Ana sucker North America 25 TL 1908
Catostomus snyderi Klamath largescale sucker North America 55 TL 1898
Catostomus tahoensis Tahoe sucker North America 61 TL 1878
Catostomus tsiltcoosensis Tyee sucker North America 4.4 SL 1898
Catostomus utawana Summer sucker North America 11 SL 1886
Catostomus warnerensis Warner sucker North America 35 TL 1908
Catostomus wigginsi Opata sucker North America 1936



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