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Family Catostomidae - Sucker Family

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Catostomidae - Suckers have a distinctive mouth which is used to suck up invertebrates from the bottom of the water body. There are no teeth in the mouth, however teeth are present in the throat. Suckers have one dorsal fin with nine or more dorsal rays. The pelvic fins are abdominal in position, and cycloid scales may be found on the body but not on the head.