Longnose Sucker


Other Common Names:

Sturgeon sucker, red sucker, redside sucker, mullet, northern sucker, fine-scale sucker, black sucker


Scientific Name:

Catostomus catostomus



Average length of 16 inches



Long body with pointed snout. Papillae on lips. Back is dark slate and belly is whitish. Dorsal and caudal fins are light slate while remaining fins are white to transparent.


Photo Courtesy of

Konrad Schmidt - James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History


Text Reference

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker



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