Fish Identification Guide

White Sucker
Catostomus commersonii
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: A slender fish having a short, triangular-shaped dorsal fin; lips covered with small, wart-like bumps (Papillose); and variable-sized scales - largest near tail, smallest near head. Primarily feeds on organic-rich, bottom detritus and immature aquatic insects. Occasionally caught by anglers.
Family: Sucker
Type: Baitfish
Range: Statewide

Source: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website at