White Suckers – 4/25/09

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/25/09

Observation time: 1:05 p.m.

Observation Location: Beaver Brook, Sharon (downstream of the wooden foot bridge near the tennis courts)

Common Name: White Sucker

Scientific Name: Catostomus commersoni

Comments: White suckers in spawning frenzy in Beaver Brook, 4/25/09. Note the red stripes and erect dorsal fins. Suckers typically spawn for a few days sometime between April 15 and April 30. They also spawn in Sucker Brook where it enters Lake Massapoag near the entrance to the Community Center.

2-minute video of white suckers spawning in Beaver Brook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru_KsfE4ZJQ

White Suckers