Modoc Sucker

Photo Credit: Doug Markle, Oregon State University


  • Species Common Name Modoc Sucker
  • Species Scientific Name Catostomus microps
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Limited to Goose Lake Basin, Thomas Creek. Requires pools and cover for spawning habitat.

Limiting factors

Relatively isolated species vulnerable to random events (habitat loss, barriers, water diversions).

Conservation actions

This species would benefit from continued habitat restoration, and from better information on distribution, abundance, population trend, and threats.

Key reference or plan

Inland fishes of California Biology of the Modoc Sucker, Catostomus microps, in northeastern California Species Report for the Modoc Sucker (Catostomus microps)