Fish Identification Guide

Blue Sucker
Cycleptus elongatus
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: A slender, dark-blue fish with a small head, deeply forked tail, and "humped" back with a long sickle-shaped dorsal fin. Bottom-feeder, diet primarily consists of immature aquatic insects. Rarely caught by anglers.
Family: Sucker
Type: Non-Game Fish
Range: Missouri River

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