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Fish Species Description

White sucker

Catostomus commersoni

(Lacepède, 1803)

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Classification

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

Status:


Freshwater

white sucker Region Map

Notes:

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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