Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Catostomidae — the suckers.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek κατά (kata, "down") + στόμα (stoma, "mouth")

Examples

  • What we were catching is actually called a white sucker, scientific name Catostomus commersonii.

    The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio Home Page

  • They have many host species including the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, and the white sucker, Catostomus commersoni.

    Crustacea

  • Rivers and streams of the Klamath-Siskiyou region support a distinctive fish fauna, including nine species of native salmonids (salmon and trout), and several endemic or near-endemic species such as the tui chub (Gila bicolor), the Klamath small-scale sucker (Catostomus rimiculus), and the coastrange sculpin (Cottus aleuticus).

    Klamath-Siskiyou forests

  • The species, along with other native Colorado River fishes including the bonytail (Gila elegans), squawfish (Ptychocheilus lucius), and perhaps the flannelmouth sucker (Catostomus latipinnis), may not survive to the end of this century.

    Colorado Plateau shrublands

  • Utah sucker, Catostomus ardens longnose sucker, Catostomus catostomus

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Sacramento sucker, Catostomus occidentalis mountain sucker, Catostomus platyrhynchus shortnose sucker, Chasmistes brevirostris cui-ui sucker, Chasmistes cujus

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • They returned with a boat load of 3 - and 4-pound Suckers (Catostomus) and 2 paddles broken.

    The Arctic Prairies : a Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylemer Lake

  • Cyprinus carpio, and the white sucker, Catostomus commersoni.

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  • Catostomus santannae clings to existence in small, shaded stretches of the Santa Ana and San Gabriel rivers and Big Tujunga Creek.

    AroundTheCapitol.com

  • Some of the federally recognized threatened and endangered species include the California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica), San Diego banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus abbottii), cactus wren (Campylorhyncus brunneicapillus), Merriam kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami), flannel-mouthed sucker (Catostomus latipinnis), western patch-nosed snake (Salvadora hexalepis), and cheese-weed moth lacewing (Chrysoperla spp.).

    California coastal sage and chaparral

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