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Summer Sucker

Summer Sucker

Catostoma utawana

Summer Sucker lives in small headwater lakes and streams of the Adirondack Mountains and is native to five of 18 watersheds. Of the five it is extirpated from the Champlain and Saint Lawrence watersheds. In the Black, Oswegatchie and Raquette watersheds it currently is known from eight areas. It is the only endemic species in the state and its range is restricted and poorly defined.

Fish atlas map for the Summer Sucker.