Spotted Sucker


Other Common Names:

corncob sucker, spotted sucker, striped sucker, speckled sucker, black sucker, winter sucker


Scientific Name:

Minytrema melanops



Average is 11 inches



Coarse-scaled fish with a dark olive-brown back, coppery green sides and a gray-silver belly, scales are large with a squarish dark spot at the base which forms several lengthwise streaks along the body


Photo courtesy of:

Konrad Schmidt - James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History


Text courtesy of:

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Fish and Fishing by James R. Harlan and Everett B. Speaker with James Mayhew; color illustrations by Maynard F. Reece

Fishes of Wisconsin by George C. Becker


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