The hogsucker is a very distinctive-looking fish with a pronounced, fleshy, subterminal mouth. This fish has a large head and narrow body, which is mottled with black markings over a light brown-white body. The hogsucker inhabits rocky creeks and small rivers.
The hogsucker eats benthic (i.e., bottom-dwelling) invertebrates, fish eggs, and some algae and plant matter.
The northern hogsucker can attain lengths of up to 2 feet and weigh a pound.
Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, Mississippi River basins and throughout the Mid-Atlantic drainages
Larger fish and wading birds prey on the northern hogsucker.
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