Chasmistes brevirostris Cope, 1879
Shortnose sucker
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Family:  Catostomidae (Suckers), subfamily: Catostominae
Max. size:  64 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 33 years
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  North America: endemic to the upper Klamath River Basin, including the Lost River in Oregon and Lower Klamath Lake sub-basins and Clear Lake Reservoir in California, USA.
Biology:  Usually found near vegetation around lake margin. Spawning occurs in lake tributaries.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 02 November 2011 (A2bc; B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.09.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.04.94

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