Erimyzon sucetta

Erimyzon sucetta
Lake Chubsucker – Erimyzon sucetta

Erimyzon sucetta

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CatostomidaeErimyzon sucetta(Lacepède)1803Lake Chubsucker

Unique Characters: Lateral line absent. Lateral line scales usually 34-38. Predorsal fin scale rows usually 12 or 13. Laterally compressed body shape in cross section. Anterior tip of upper lip generally near the level of ventral rim of eye. Side with  single wide dark stripe in young, occasionally blotches in adult.

Similar Species:

Eastern Creek Chubsucker
Erimyzon oblongus

Spotted Sucker
Minytrema melanops

Erimyzon oblongus
Eastern Creek Chubsucker – Erimyzon oblongus
Minytrema melanops
Spotted Sucker – Minytrema melanops

Eastern Creek Chubsucker Erimyzon oblongus. Lateral line absent. Lateral line scales usually 40-45. Predorsal fin scale rows usually 14-16. Cylindrical body shape in cross section. Anterior Cylindrical body shape in cross section. Anterior tip of upper lip generally well below level of ventral rim of eye. Side with  single wide dark stripe in young, occasionally blotches in adult.

Spotted Sucker Minytrema melanops. Lateral line absent. In adult each scale with a dark spot at the base, forming longitudinal stripes.

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