Catostomidae

Northern hogsucker - Hypentelium nigricans
Northern hogsucker – Hypentelium nigricans

Family Catostomidae 

The family catostomidae consists of 13 genera and 78 species, with 30 species native to North Carolina. Collectively called the “suckers”, they are small to medium sized fishes, occasionally caught hook and line fishing.

 

Species List

Carpiodes carpio River Carpsucker  Range Map
Carpiodes cyprinus Quillback  Range Map
Carpiodes velifer Highfin Carpsucker  Range Map
Carpiodes sp. cf. cyprinus (no common name)  Range Map
Carpiodes sp. cf. velifer (no common name)  Range Map
Catostomus commersonii White Sucker  Range Map
Erimyzon oblongus Creek Chubsucker  Range Map
Erimyzon sucetta Lake Chubsucker  Range Map
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hogsucker  Range Map
Hypentelium roanokense Roanoke Hogsucker  Range Map
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth Buffalo  Range Map
Ictiobus cyprinellus Bigmouth Buffalo  Range Map
Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo  Range Map
Minytrema melanops Spotted Sucker  Range Map
Moxostoma anisurum Silver Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma breviceps Smallmouth Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma collapsum Notchlip Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma duquesnei Black Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma macrolepidotum Shorthead Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma pappillosum V-lip Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma robustum Robust Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma sp. cf. erythrurum Carolina Redhorse  Range Map
Moxostoma sp. cf. macrolepidotum Sicklefin Redhorse  Range Map
Scartomyzon ariommus Bigeye Jumprock  Range Map
Moxostoma cervinus Blacktip Jumprock  Range Map
Scartomyzon rupiscartes Striped Jumprock  Range Map
Scartomyzon sp. cf. lachneri Brassy Jumprock  Range Map
Thoburnia hamiltoni Rustyside Sucker  Range Map

 

Roanoke Hogsucker - Hypentelium roanokense
Roanoke Hogsucker – Hypentelium roanokense
Blacktip Jumprock - Moxostoma cervinum
Blacktip Jumprock – Moxostoma cervinum
Roanoke Hogsucker - Hypentelium roanokense
Roanoke Hogsucker – Hypentelium roanokense
Bigeye Jumprock - Scartomyzon ariommus
Bigeye Jumprock – Scartomyzon ariommus
Creek Chubsucker - Erimyzon oblongus
Creek Chubsucker – Erimyzon oblongus

 

Northern hogsucker - Hypentelium nigricans
Northern hogsucker – Hypentelium nigricans

 

Creek Chubsucker - Erimyzon oblongus
Creek Chubsucker – Erimyzon oblongus

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