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Hypentelium nigricans (Northern hog sucker)

Synonyms: Catostomus nigricans; Hypentelium nigrecans
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Wikipedia Abstract

The northern hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans) is a freshwater ray-finned fish belonging to the family Catostomidae, the suckers. It is native to the United States and Canada where it is found in streams and rivers. It prefers clear, fast-flowing water, where it can forage on the riverbed for crustaceans, mollusks, aquatic insects, algae and detritus. It turns over small pebbles and scrapes materials off rocks and sucks up the particles, and other species of fish sometimes station themselves downstream from its activities so as to garner disturbed food fragments. Breeding takes place on gravel bottoms in shallow riffles in late spring. This fish is susceptible to such man-made disturbances as channelization, sedimentation, pollution, and dam construction. However, it has a wide range and i
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Attributes

Adult Length [1]  24 inches (61 cm)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Lithophils (rock-gravel)
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Litter Size [1]  30,000
Maximum Longevity [1]  11 years
Migration [3]  Potamodromous
Adult Weight [2]  1.543 lbs (700 g)
Diet [3]  Omnivore, Planktivore, Detritivore
Female Maturity [1]  2 years 9 months
Male Maturity [2]  1 year 11 months

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Appalachian Piedmont United States Nearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    

Protected Areas

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Ardea herodias (Great Blue Heron)[4]
Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle)[4]
Ictalurus punctatus (Channel catfish)[4]
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)[4]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[4]

Providers

Shelter 
Lemna minor (common duckweed)[4]
Platanus mexicana (American sycamore)[4]
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Glaridacris catostomi <Unverified Name>[5]
Leptorhynchoides thecatus[5]
Neoechinorhynchus saginatus[5]
Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Range Map

Distribution

America, North - Inland waters; Canada; Great Lakes; Mississippi; Missouri; Nearctic; North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from New York in USA and Ontario in Canada to Minnesota and south to Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana in USA; from Mohawk-Hudson River to Altamaha River in USA; from Pascagoula River to C; North America: Great Lakes, Hudson Bay and Mississippi River basins from New York in USA and Ontario in Canada to Minnesota and south to Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana in USA; from Mohawk-Hudson River to Altamaha River in USA; from Pascagoula River to Comite River in USA.; USA (contiguous states);

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
4Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License