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Summary information for SUCKER, SPOTTED
Common Name SUCKER, SPOTTED
Scientific Name MINYTREMA MELANOPS
Status GAME
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic - river/stream
Preferred Habitat Occurs in sloughs, swamps, ditches, oxbows, ponds, backwaters and pools of streams. Prefers clear, quiet water with abundant aquatic vegetation and soft bottoms with organic debris.
Distribution Common and generally distributed in lowlands of southeast Missouri, occurs at scattered localities northward in Ozarks and in northeast prairie region *01*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
BARTON, BOLLINGER, BUTLER, CALLAWAY, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARTER, CEDAR, COLE, CRAWFORD, DADE, DENT, DUNKLIN, FRANKLIN, GASCONADE, JASPER, JEFFERSON, LACLEDE, LAWRENCE, MADISON, MARIES, NEW MADRID, OZARK, PEMISCOT, PHELPS, PIKE, RALLS, REYNOLDS, RIPLEY, SHANNON, ST. LOUIS, STODDARD, WAYNE, WRIGHT

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