Catostomus plebeius Baird & Girard, 1854
Rio Grande sucker
Catostomus plebeius
photo by Sandra J. Raredon / Smithsonian Institution, NMNH, Div. of Fishes

Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Catostominae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  North America: upper Rio Grande drainage in southern Colorado and New Mexico, USA south through Pacific Slope drainages to Durango and Zacatecas in Mexico.
Biology:  Inhabits rocky pools, runs and riffles of small to medium rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 28 October 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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