Northern hog sucker

The Northern hog sucker lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

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The northern hog sucker is widely distributed throughout the Eastern Broadleaf Aquatic Subregion and is often one the most abundant stream fish of the region. In the Central Plains Aquatic Subregion, it is found throughout the Des Moines River drainage (Harlan et al. More

The Northern Hog Sucker is an oddball fish from eastern and central North America. Their down-turned mouths allow them to graze on algae growing on rocks, as well as sift through the substrate like a catfish. More

The Northern hog sucker has a very stream line head and body that deflects the flow of water upward, in turn, pushing their body down. This allows them to sit effortlessly on the stream bottom in fast flowing riffles. More

The Northern Hog Sucker is one of several species of suckers in our area. It has a large head and long, slender body. The body is reddish-brown or olive-brown with dark bands. More

The northern hog sucker (Hypentelium nigricans Lesueur) was not collected by early investigators in the Red River basin. Cox (1897) listed the northern hog sucker as Catostomus nigricans, and reported it only in the Minnesota River, where it was common. More

Hypentelium nigricans (Lesueur), the northern hog sucker, was first reported from the Red River basin in 1974, when 14 specimens were collected from the Otter Tail River northeast of Fergus Falls by BMNH (1994) (Figure A11). More

Characteristics: The northern hog sucker is distinguished from the Alabama hog sucker by its 10 to 12 (usually 11) dorsal rays, a distinctly concave area between the eyes, and a gray to brown body and yellowish fins. More

The Northern Hog Sucker (Hypentelium nigricans) as the name implies is a member of the sucker family; however the Nothern part of the name is a bit misleading. More

Common names

Krunýřovec prasečí in Czech (česky)
Nordlig klippesugekarpe in Danish (dansk)
northern hog sucker in English
Pakaprovec dlouhoploutvý in Czech (česky)
Pakaprovec tmavoskvrnný in Czech (česky)
Pohjaimukarppi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
чукучан черный in Russian (русский язык)
北方黑猪鱼(黑叶唇亚口鱼) in Mandarin Chinese
北方黑豬魚(黑葉唇亞口魚) in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Catostomidae
Genus : Hypentelium
Species : Hypentelium nigricans
Authority : Lesueur, 1817