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Noun1.catostomid - a cypriniform fish of the family Catostomidae
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
Catostomidae, family Catostomidae - suckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae
sucker - mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
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Sequence divergences of Coquille River suckers from the others are 2.6-4.2%, suggesting a Pliocene separation based on catostomid divergence estimates in Unmack and others (2014).
Razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) is an endemic catostomid of the Colorado River Basin.
is a rare, potadromous species of Catostomid fish of Towns County that is currently under review for listing on the endangered species list.
The Blue Sucker, Cycleptus elongatus (Lesueur) is a long, compressed and streamlined catostomid that occurs in the Mississippi River basin from Pennsylvania to central Montana and south to Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico (Page & Burr 2011).
Drift ecology of western catostomid larvae with emphasis on Warner Suckers, Catostomus warnerensis (Teleostei).
The acanthocephalan genus Neoechinorhynchus in the catostomid fishes of North America, with descriptions of two new species.
The osteocranium of the catostomid fish, Catostomus macrocheilus--a study in adaptation and natural relationship.
Although the pharyngeal teeth of small catostomids may resemble those of small cyprinids, small catostomids often have a fissure at the tip, whereas adult catostomid pharyngeal teeth have a broad, flattened tip.
For example, catostomid fishes represent a tetraploid lineage that originated about 50 mya, but only about 50% of isozyme loci in species of this group have been diploidized (Ferris 1984).
Interestingly, increased abundance of Creek Chubsuckers in a northwestern Mississippi stream in autumn (Shields et al, 1994) may have reflected upstream movements to the study site, and it may be that elimination of downstream connectivity inhibits colonization and movements of this small catostomid. Similarly, Grass Pickerel have been previously found in greater abundance and size in unfragmented tributaries (Herbert and Gelwick, 2003; Guenther and Spacie, 2006), which may also reflect the proclivity of this species to move between larger downstream rivers and off-channel headwater habitats.