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Catostomus discobolus

(Catostomus discobolus)

Description

The Bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus) is endemic to the intermountain Western US. There are a total of 23 members of the genus Catostomus, all of which can be found in North America. C. discobolus and C. yarrowi are two sister species that have very similar Arizona habitats.

Taxonomic tree:

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