Fish Identification Guide Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

White Sucker
Catostomus commersonii
Also known as: sucker
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


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