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- n. A fish found throughout the Mississippi river basin, growing up to two feet in length.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Other common fishes include the orangethroat darter, stippled darter, greenside darter, fantail darter, northern hogsucker, white sucker, Ozark minnow, cardinal shiner, and bigeye shiner.
The three other records certified this year were a northern hogsucker caught Jan. 31, a yellow perch taken Feb. 18 and another yellow perch caught May 3.
One of the fish was a cigarette-sized denizen called a northern hogsucker.