Utah Sucker Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Common Name:

Utah Sucker

Scientific Name:

Catostomus ardens

Diet:

Algae is most common food source but will also consume plant and animal matter

Habitat:

Bottom dwelling, capable of adapting to varied environmental conditions in lakes, reservoirs, and streams

Spawn:

Late Spring in streams or along shorelines. Eggs are scattered over the bottom during spawn.

Distribution:

Scattered statewide

Origin:

Native to the Bonneville Basin of Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Characteristics:

Dark olive to copper with dusky fins and a fleshy down turned mouth. The shape and texture of the mouth aid in feeding on insects and algae on the bottom.

UTAH RECORD CATCH & RELEASE

Date:

January 17, 2003

Length:

25 Inches

Fisherman:

Nate E. Conger

Location:

Weber River

UTAH RECORD CATCH

Year:

2003

Weight:

6 pounds 6 ounces

Length:

25 1/2 Inches

Girth:

13 1/4 Inches

Fisherman:

Jamin C. Buttars

Location:

Weber River



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