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In a thematic tank for Eastern North American fishes (Lepomis, Ameiurus, Perca flavescens). Unlabelled. Which species is it please? Thanks!

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About the size of a full grown goldfish if I remember well. Of course no additional photos available - if I had I would have put them here! (and I will not travel again to United States for it ) Thanks for the suggestion, I will check
 
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Oh, I tought they were two common names for the same species! well, from what I can see in the photo, looks like more a suckermouth than a normal mouth...
 
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Thanks, but I don't think so, the shape is a bit different.
 

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It's almost certainly a Chubsucker, Erimyzon oblongus. The species occurs in creeks and lakes, and is named either Creek or Lake Chubsucker depending on where it was caught ! It is actually a Suckerfish of the Family Catostomidae.
 

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TadpoleMadtom said:
I believe it's a creek chubsucker. The lake chubsuckers have a less visible lateral line.
But they're still the same species. Habitat can affect the appearance.
 

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