Spotted Sucker

KANSAS: SINC
FEDERAL: N/A
Scientific Name: Minytrema melanops
CATEGORY: SINC
SPECIES CLASS: Fishes
Date Listed: S 1987
Recovery Plan: No

SPECIES DESCRIPTION

The Spotted Sucker avoids currents, living in pools of small streams and overflow ponds in the floodplains of rivers. The pools occupied usually have firm bottoms and aquatic vegetation or other plant debris. They seem to require clear, relatively soft water. This fish spawns in late spring or summer and feeds mainly on small insects and crustaceans.
The Spotted Sucker has been found recently only in the Arkansas and Osage river systems.

SPECIES PROTECTION AND CRITICAL HABITATS: DESIGNATED CRITICAL HABITATS
The following counties contain critical habitat for Spotted Sucker:
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