The Desert Sucker is a small, torpedo-shaped bottom feeder with an underslung mouth and a squarish head. It is common in some of the large, turbid rivers of the southwest - chiefly the Virgin, White, Colorado, Gila, and Bill Williams rivers. A small fish, it rarely exceeds a foot long but tops out around 16 inches It can be caught on small earthworms or pieces of nightcrawler, fished on the bottom in moderate current.
Other Names: Gila Mountain Sucker
Subspecies: The White River Mountain Sucker (a.k.a. White River Desert Sucker), the Virgin River Desert Sucker, and the Meadow Valley Wash Desert Sucker all all subspecies of the desert sucker.