family Catostomidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Catostomidae - suckersfamily Catostomidae - suckers; closely related to the family Cyprinidae
fish family - any of various families of fish
Cypriniformes, order Cypriniformes - an order of animals including almost entirely freshwater fishes: characins; loaches; carp; suckers; sometimes classified as a suborder of Ostariophysi
catostomid - a cypriniform fish of the family Catostomidae
sucker - mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
Catostomus, genus Catostomus - type genus of the family Catostomidae
genus Ictiobus, Ictiobus - buffalo fishes
genus Hypentelium, Hypentelium - a genus of fish in the family Catostomidae
genus Maxostoma, Maxostoma - a genus of fish in the family Catostomidae
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Reproductive timing among species of North American catostomids (family Catostomidae) is not well understood.
Family Catostomidae (Suckers) Catostomidae, genus undetermined ROM 43670-43673 incomplete pharyngeal teeth.
2844 18.8 11.9 Pimephales notatus 5 <0.01 <0.01 Family Catostomidae Catostomus commersoni Moxostoma valenciennesi I <0.01 0.6 Family Ictaluridae Ameiurus melas Noturus gyrinus 6 <0.01 0.1 Family Esocidae Esox lucius Family Salmonidae Coregonus sp.