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Fish Species Description

White sucker

Catostomus commersoni

(Lacepède, 1803)

white sucker Species Photo


Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae
Alternate Names: black mullet, black sucker, brook sucker, common sucker, June sucker, mud sucker, mullet



white sucker Region Map


The white sucker is considered introduced to the Coosa, Chattahoochee, and Upper Ocmulgee River systems.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Tennessee, Coosa, Chattahoochee, Ocmulgee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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