Fossil range: Early Pleistocene to Recent
The white sucker, Catostomus commersonii, is a bottom-feeding freshwater fish inhabiting North America from Labrador in the north to Georgia and New Mexico in the south. Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon comte de Lacépède or La Cépède ( December 26, 1756 &ndash October 6, 1825) was Modern Labrador Just like its island neighbour Newfoundland early settlement in Labrador was tied to the sea as demonstrated by the Montagnais, Innu and The State of Georgia ( is a state in the United States and was one of the original Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. It is a long, round-bodied fish with a dark green, grey, copper, brown, or black back and sides and a light underbelly. When fullgrown, it is between 12 and 20 inches long and weighs between 2 and 4 lb. It will eat almost anything it can, but most commonly small invertebrates and plant matter. An invertebrate is an Animal lacking a Vertebral column. The group includes 98% of all animal Species — all animals except those in the Chordate Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. Larger predatory fish species such as walleye, trout, bass, northern pike, muskellunge, and sauger prey on the white sucker. The walleye (common US name or yellow pickerel (Canada ( Sander vitreus vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum vitreum) is a freshwater Perciform Trout is the common name given to a number of Species of Freshwater Fish belonging to the Salmonidae family Bass (ˈbæs is a name shared by many different species of popular Gamefish. The northern pike (known as the pike in Britain Esox lucius, is a Species of carnivorous Fish of the genus Esox (the pikes The muskellunge, Esox masquinongy, is also known as the muskie, musky or maskinonge. The sauger ( Sander canadensis) is a Freshwater Perciform fish of the family Percidae which resembles its close relative the
A very common fish, the white sucker is usually not fished for food, though it is considered good to eat. It is most often used as bait; the young are sold as sucker minnows. Bait fish are small fish caught for use as bait to attract large predatory fish particularly Game fish. When it is eaten by humans, it is usually processed and sold under the name of mullet. There are other meanings of the word Mullet. There are other fishes called 'mullets' notably the Red mullets ' Other common names for the white sucker include bay fish, brook sucker, common sucker, and mullet. The white sucker is often confused with the longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus, since they look very similar. The longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus, is a Freshwater Species of Fish inhabiting cold clear waters in North America from northern The longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus, is a Freshwater Species of Fish inhabiting cold clear waters in North America from northern
Fossils of this fish in the United States occur as early as the Early Pleistocene (1. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Early Pleistocene (also known as Lower Pleistocene, or Calabrian) is a subdivision of the Pleistocene Epoch of the Geologic time scale 8 million years ago).