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Razorback Sucker


Razorback Sucker

The razorback sucker is a freshwater, bottom grubber fish, which is related to the minnow family and can be found in the Colorado and Gila River basins. It grows up to two feet in length and has a large head, which takes up one quarter of its body length. It is slate colored above, has a white belly, and a yellow throat. The razorback sucker is one of several native fish that are endangered in the southwestern United States. It is part of the Recovery Program of 1988 which is designed to help re-establish native fish habitat and promote, protect, and maintain new populations of endangered fish.

 

   
   
 

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