alabama hog sucker

Scientific name Hypentelium etowanum
Descriptor Jordan
Year of description 1877
IUCN category LC
Family Catostomidae
Genus Hypentelium
Hypentelium etowanum Hypentelium etowanum

Introduction

Hypentelium etowanum, commonly known as alabama hog sucker, is a fresh water fish from the North America.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    22 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm
  • Average size
    22 cm
  • Maximum size
    25 cm

How to recognize the alabama hog sucker ?

The alabama hog sucker measures between 22 and 25 cm.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The alabama hog sucker is a fish living in small groups naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The alabama hog sucker is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    15 - 25 °C
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

The alabama hog sucker prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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