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Longnose sucker

(Catostomus catostomus)

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Description

The body of the longnose sucker is long and round with dark olive or grey sides and top and a light underside.They are typically 15 to 25 inches (38 to 64 cm) long and weigh between 1 and 2 pounds (0.45 and 0.91 kg).Longnose suckers are easily confused with white suckers (Catostomus commersoni),which appear very very similar.However,longnose suckers can be distinguished by their comparatively finer scales.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Cypriniformes
Family:Catostomidae
Genus:Catostomus
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