Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Datasheet

Catostomus commersonii
(white sucker)

Toolbox

Datasheet

Catostomus commersonii (white sucker)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Catostomus commersonii
  • Preferred Common Name
  • white sucker
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
  • There are no pictures available for this datasheet

    If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact:

    Compendia
    CAB International
    Wallingford
    Oxfordshire
    OX10 8DE
    UK
    compend@cabi.org

Don't need the entire report?

Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Generate report

Identity

Top of page

Preferred Scientific Name

  • Catostomus commersonii (Lacepède, 1803)

Preferred Common Name

  • white sucker

Other Scientific Names

  • Catastomus hudsonius (non Lesueur, 1817)
  • Catostomus bostoniensis Lesueur, 1817
  • Catostomus commersoni (Lacepède, 1803)
  • Catostomus commersonnii (Lacepède, 1803)
  • Catostomus commersonnii commersonnii (Lacepède, 1803)
  • Catostomus communis Lesueur, 1817
  • Catostomus richardsoni Harper & Nichols, 1919
  • Catostomus teres (Mitchill, 1814)
  • Cyprinus commersonnii Lacepède, 1803
  • Cyprinus hudsonius (non Lesueur, 1817)

International Common Names

  • English: black mullet; black sucker; brook sucker; buffalofish; carp; coarse scaled sucker; common sucker; common white sucker; eastern sucker; fine scaled sucker; grey sucker; june sucker; mud sucker; mullet; sucker
  • French: cyprin-sucet; meunier noir
  • Russian: chukuchan

Local Common Names

  • Canada: namapi; namepi; némébi
  • Finland: valkoimukarppi
  • Germany: Weißer Sauger
  • Norway: hvit sugekarp
  • Sweden: buffelfisk; vit sugkarp

Taxonomic Tree

Top of page
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Cypriniformes
  •                         Family: Catostomidae
  •                             Genus: Catostomus
  •                                 Species: Catostomus commersonii