Catostomus microps Rutter, 1908
Modoc sucker
photo by Sandra J. Raredon / Smithsonian Institution, NMNH, Div. of Fishes

Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Catostominae
Max. size:  34 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 18 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: USA (Ash and Turner creeks (Pit R. systen, n. California; Gosse Lake tributaries, s. Oregon).
Biology:  Inhabits shallow mud-bottomed pools of cool creeks (Ref. 5723).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 27 October 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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