Post date: Friday, August 30, 2013 - 11:54
Updated date: 2/6/17
Flannelmouth sucker - Catostomus latipinnis

 

The Flannelmouth Sucker is a large sucker species of the desert southwest.  It sports a peculiarly flanged, two-lobed lower lip.  Flannelmouths inhabit some of the unique desert ecosystems of the southern rocky mountains, a habitat which they share with many other endemic fish species.  This species of fish is a great challenge for anyone intrepid enough to go on a fishing adventure in the high desert.

 

Range Map

Photo Credits:

TonyS


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