Adult resting at Agujas River
Catostomus plebeius adult resting hiding among the vegetation at a pool at Agujas River, Bravo drainage [Chihuahua]. Adults regularly rest during the day and feed in the nighttime in the shallow riffles. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. (24-Mar-2007). determiner Juan Miguel Artigas Azas



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Catostomus plebeius Baird & Girard, 1854

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Original description as Catostomus plebeius:


  • Baird, Spencer F. & C.F. Girard. 1854. "Descriptions of new species of fishes collected in Texas, New Mexico and Sonora, by Mr. John H. Clark, on the U. S. and Mexican Boundary Survey, and in Texas by Capt. Stewart Van Vliet, U. S. A". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. (7):24-29 (ffm00256)

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Conservation: Catostomus plebeius is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018).