hog sucker

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Related to hog sucker: Hypentelium nigricans, Catostomidae
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Noun1.hog sucker - widely distributed in warm clear shallow streams
sucker - mostly North American freshwater fishes with a thick-lipped mouth for feeding by suction; related to carps
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The most common fishes found in pools were bluegill (77%), green sunfish (94%), and rock bass (93%); whereas, in the riffles, central stoneroller (90%), greenside darter (96%), and northern hog sucker (77%) were most common.
New records of sensitive species such as golden redhorse (Moxostoma erythrurum), logperch (Percina caprodes), northern hog sucker (Hypentelium nigricans), and smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) were documented in Killbuck and Pipe Creek.
Axis-1 represents a gradient of green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus), creek chub (Semotilus atromaculatus), grass pickerel (Esox americanus), bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus), and northern hog sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) ([R.sup.2] = 0.41); Axis-2 represents pirate perch (Aphredoderus sayanus), mottled sculpin (Cottus bairdii), and grass pickerel ([R.sup.2] = 0.09); and Axis-3 represents black bullhead (Ameiurus melas), blackstripe topminnow (Fundulus notatus), and pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) ([R.sup.2] = 0.04).