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Spotted Sucker

Minytrema melanops

Image of a Spotted Sucker

Spotted Sucker was first reported in NY in the 2000s. It has expanded its range from farther west in Lake Erie. Little is known about its favored habitats in NY except that adults have been seen in streams and bays of eastern Lake Erie and eastern Lake Ontario.

Fish atlas map for Spotted Sucker.