Catostomus (Catostomus) catostomus

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cobitoidea

Familia: Catostomidae
Subfamilia: Catostominae
Genus: Catostomus
Species: Catostomus (Catostomus) catostomus


Catostomus (Catostomus) catostomus (Forster, 1773)

  • Syntypes: BMNH 2004.2.2.13 (1, poor condition).

Type locality: Severn River, tributary to Hudson Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Etymology: cato- (= inferior); stoma (= mouth), referring to its ventral position compared to terminal mouth of Cyprinus carpio. (From The ETYFish project)


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Longnose Sucker


  • Forster, J.R. 1773. An account of some curious fishes, sent from Hudson's Bay; by Mr. John Reinhold Forster, F.R.S. in a letter to Thomas Pennant, Esq., F.R.S. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 63: 149–160, Pl. 6. reference page 
  • Langille, B.L., Perry, R., Keefe, D., Barker, O. & Marshall, H.D. 2016. Mitochondrial population structure and post-glacial dispersal of longnose sucker Catostomus catostomus in Labrador, Canada: evidence for multiple refugial origins and limited ongoing gene flow. Journal of Fish Biology, . doi: 10.1111/jfb.13042 reference page 


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