Fish Identification Guide

Longnose Sucker
Catostomus catostomus
Illustrations by Joe Tomelleri
Description: A slender fish having a short, triangular-shaped dorsal fin, very small scales, and a long, pointed snout with "bumpy" lips. Bottom-feeder, primarily consuming immature aquatic insects. Seldom caught by anglers.
Family: Sucker
Type: Non-Game Fish
Range: North and South Platte rivers, upper Niobrara River.

Source: Nebraska Game and Parks Commission website at