Post date: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 14:33
Updated date: 2/6/17
Creek Chubsucker, Erimyzon oblongus

A smallish, suckerlike species, this chunky little fish roams the weedy shallows of small sluggish streams and ponds, feeding on tiny organisms. The tiny mouth and pointed head are a dead giveaway that you'll need to be using a very small bait to have any luck with this elusive species.


The Creek Chubsucker is very similar to the lake chubsucker. However, Creek Chubsuckers have a higher lateral line scale count (39 or more verse 37 or fewer for the Lake Chubsucker) and a lower dorsal fin ray count (10-11 versus 11-12 for the Lake Chubsucker). Creek Chubsuckers also have more cylindrical bodies than the Lake Chubsucker.



Range Map

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