Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Catostomidae
(Suckers) > Catostominae
Etymology: Catostomus: Greek, kata = down + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335); bondi: Named for the late Prof. Carl E. Bond, formerly in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 1950-2007, in recognition of his many contributions to the science, conservation, and management of northwestern North American fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
North America: Oregon, USA.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93746)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 40 - 44. A member of the Catostomus (P.) platyrhynchus species group distinguished by the following characters: distal process of the dentary wide and robust, and proximal process of the dentary shorter than other species in this group; pharyngeal teeth mostly two-pointed, dorsal teeth forked, unlike the mostly single pointed, less bifurcate teeth of C. (P.) platyrhynchus, but similar to C. (P.) jordani and C. (P.) lahontan; hyomandibula narrow, with a large sphenotic condyle and a broader, more robust posterodorsal tip than C. (P.) jordani, but similar to C. (P.) platyrhynchus and C. (P.) lahontan; tall and narrow opercular bone, the width 0.51-0.57 of the over-all height (vs. 0.57-0.61 in other species); combination of post-Weberian vertebrae usually 40-44 (average 1 fewer in other species of the group except jordani); caudal peduncle depth usually 9% of SL (usually 1% higher in other species); and caudal rays pigmented, inter-radial membranes with few or no melanophores (usually immaculate in other species except when introgressed with C. (P.) virescens [in the upper Snake River] and C. (P.) discobolus [in the Green River]. Can be diagnosed from C. (P.) platyrhynchusin the Snake River above Shoshone falls (the geographically closest, potentially genetically connected relative) by having the following characters: 41-58 predorsal scales, means 43-56 (vs. 40-45 predorsal scales, means 42-44); usually 75-85 scales on lateral line, means 77-82 (vs. 80-90 scales, means 83-86); 29-37 gill rakers on the external row of the first arch (vs. 23-31 gill rakers on the external row of the first arch); 35-51 gill rakers on the internal row of the first arch (vs. 33-39 gill rakers on the internal row of the first gill arch) (Ref. 93746).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, G.R., J.D. Stewart and N.E. Carpenter, 2013. Fossil and recent mountain suckers, Pantosteus, and significance of introgression in catostomin fishes of Western United States. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan 743:1-59. (Ref. 93746)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .