Sharpfin chubsucker

The Sharpfin chubsucker lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

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with the sharpfin chubsucker, with which it occasionally occurs in the western Panhandle. As its name suggests, the sharpfin chubsucker has a much more pointed dorsal fin than does the lake chubsucker, the dorsal fin of which is somewhat rounded in profile. More

Florida Range: Sharpfin chubsuckers inhabit streams of the western Panhandle, from the Perdido River to the Yellow River. Overall distribution: Southeastern Louisiana, and eastward in Coastal Plain streams to the Choctawhatchee River drainage of Alabama. More

The first dip yields a nice sharpfin chubsucker, Erimyzon tenuis and a quantity of the Everglades pigmy sunfishes Elassoma evergladei. Another netful of weeds and mud contains another chubsucker, more Elassoma, and a large (4") banded sunfish, Enneacanthus obesus. More

HABITAT AND BIOLOGY: Sharpfin chubsuckers are most common in swamps, small or medium-sized streams, and coastal river backwaters with slow to moderate currents and sandy substrates often lightly covered with silt. More

Common names

Pakaprovec ostroploutvý in Czech (česky)
sharpfin chubsucker in English
Skarpfinnet sugedøbel in Danish (dansk)
叉尾北美吸口魚 in Mandarin Chinese
叉尾北美吸口鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Catostomidae
Genus : Erimyzon
Species : Erimyzon tenuis
Authority : Agassiz, 1855