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Sacramento sucker fish
Sacramento sucker fish
Sacramento sucker fish
Sacramento sucker fish
Sacramento sucker fish
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Sacramento sucker fish
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Sacramento sucker fish

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  • 1. Sacramento Sucker Fish Oliver Ruiz Wildlife Biology 6 th period
  • 2. Classification
    • Kingdom: animalia
    • Phylum: chordata
    • Class: Actinopterygii
    • Order: Cypriniformes
    • Suborder: cobitodea
    • Family: Catostomidae
  • 3. Habitat
    • The sucker swims within streams, lakes, and estuarine environments.
    • Most are found in clear waters.
    • They share the waters with pikeminnow, roach, and hardhead.
  • 4. Characteristics
    • Sizes up to 56 cm
    • Fleshy or “swollen” lips on sub terminal mouth.
    • Dorsal fin larger then itself standing tall.
    • Green to brown black, yellow gold to white underside.
  • 5. Diet
    • Sacramento suckers have a diet made up of mostly algae, invertebrates, and detritus.
    • larval suckers feed on detritus and browse the bottom in warm protected streams
    • juvenile fish forage along the bottom of stream banks of these warm streams.
  • 6. Behavior and Life Cycle
    • Capable of thriving in streams, lakes in diverse conditions.
    • Considered rough fish with people today.
    • The sucker is able to live for about 6 years.
  • 7. In the News
    • “ House subcommittee takes on federal fish protection ruling” by Neil Nisperos. Staff writer in contra Costa times.
    • The news article basically says the U.S. Department of Fish protects the species on 9,331 acres in Southern California could mean a loss of about 125,800 acre-feet of San Bernardino Mountains water each year. With all that lost it would cost ratepayers 3 billion dollars over the period of 25 years.
  • 8. Fun facts!
    • Fishers consider the suck one of the most difficult fish to catch.
    • Female Sacramento suckers may release up to 100,000 eggs.
    • sometimes females will mate with up to 3 different types of other fishes.
  • 9. resources
    • http://calfish.ucdavis.edu/species/?uid=84&ds=241
    • http://www.interesting.vaty.net/2006/09/sacramento-sucker.html
    • http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_19182270
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

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