Sacramento sucker fish

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Sacramento sucker fish

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

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