Catostomus ardens Jordan & Gilbert, 1881
Utah sucker

Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Catostominae
Max. size:  65 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: Snake River system (in Columbia River drainage) above Shoshone Falls and adjacent endorheic drainages in Wyoming, Idaho and Utah in the USA, and south through Lake Bonneville basin in Idaho and Utah.
Biology:  Occurs in lakes, impoundments and streams over silt, sand, gravel or rocks. Often found near vegetation.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 October 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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