Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of goby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woodcock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An aquatic fowl which obtains its food from mud.
  • n. A catostomoid fish. See sucker.

Etymologies

mud +‎ sucker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Species in their juvenile stages that are found in the reserve's creeks and streams have included longjaw, mudsucker, northern anchovy and several species of gobies.

    Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, California

  • Adult fish residing here include topsmelt, California killifish, staghorn sculpin and longjaw mudsucker.

    Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, California

  • Between 2006 and 2008, she and her colleagues collected hundreds of each, stalking through the marsh to collect tiny long-jawed mudsucker fish and brine flies (which are, as Grenier puts it, "sacrificed" for the cause), or jab needles into sparrows (which give blood and then are released).

    Terrain Magazine

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