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Rio Grande Sucker
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Species ID 010515




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Name Rio Grande Sucker
Other Common Names No Data Submitted
Category 01 Fish
Elcode AFCJC02170
BLM Code CAPL
Phylum Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class Osteichthyes
Subclass Actinopterygii
Order Cypriniformes
SubOrder Cyprinoidei
Family Catostomidae
Genus Catostomus
Species plebeius
Subspecies No Data Submitted
Authority (Baird and Girard)
Scientific Name Catostomus plebeius
Account Type This account represents the entire species, including any and all subspecies recognized in the Southwest. There are no separate subspecies accounts relating to this species.
Taxonomic References 00, 01, 08, 09, 10, 11, 21, 24, 27, 04
Comments on Taxonomy
SYNONOMY: NOTE: "Misidentifications" cited by Sublette, et al. (ref. #24) often refer to proper identifications of specimens as per available information "of the day." However, later investigation showed inadequacies in the knowledge and assumptions of that time. Therefore, today's interpretation of the same fish would yield a different species name *32*.

Catostomus plebeius Baird and Girard 1854: 28; type locality, "Rio Mimbres, tributary of Gila" (Mimbres River, Luna County, New Mexico, formerly tributary to Lago de Guzman, Chihuahua, Mexico); Koehn 1969: 21; Hubbs and Echelle 1972: 150; Miller 1978: 371; Minckley 1980g: 387; Smith et al. 1983: 37; Smith and Miller 1986: 461; Propst et al. 1987: 410; Propst et al. 1988: 32.*24* Minomus plebeius (Baird and Girard); Girard 1857a: 173; Girard 1859c: 38, redescription of types.*24* Catostomus (Acomus) generosus Girard 1857a: 174, type locality ""Cottonwood Creek, Utah," corrected to Utah Creek [=Ute Creek, Costillo County], Colorado, cf. Snyder 1921: 28.*24* Pantosteus generosus (Girard); Jordan 1878a: 416; Jordan 1878b: 183, in part (misidentification) Jordan and Gilbert 1882: 123, in part (misidentification); Jordan 1885: 120 (misidentification).*24* Pantosteus plebeius (Baird and Girard); Jordan 1885: 120; Evermann and Kendall 1894: 98; Evermann 1893b: 54; Meek 1904: 30; Cockerell 1908: 165; Fowler 1913: 47 (misidentification, in part); Koster 1957: 46; LaBounty and Minckley 1972: 143; Bestgen 1985: 78; Propst et al. 1986: 2.*24* Notolepidomyzon plebeius (Baird and Girard); Snyder 1915: 578; Jordan et al. 1930: 104.*24* Pantosteus jarrovii Cope; In: Cope and Yarrow 1875: 674 (in part, misidentification).*24* Catostomus (Pantosteus) plebeius (Baird and Girard); Smith 1966: 47; Smith and Koehn 1971: 282; Crabtree and Buth 1987: 843. *24* The genetic affinities of southernmost populations of C. (P.) plebeius are discussed by Ferris et al. (1982).*24*
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