Re: NANFA-L-- California Natives - They're All Threatened or

Jerry Baker (
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 10:13:25 -0700

Peter Unmack wrote:
> You could always try another "Pantosteus" species (some consider them a
> full genus, others a subgenus of Catostomus, but they are ecologically
> quite distinct to other Catostomus species, thus you must use a
> Pantosteus), but I doubt you'll manage to keep them alive in the long term
> as feeding them is problematic, but few have really tried.

I can't seem to locate any that are of the same size class (170mm adult)
that are not endangered. Something about being a small sucker makes you
more prone to becoming endangered, apparently.

Are there any persons on this list that know of a non-endangered or
non-threatened Pantosteus species that doesn't grow much larger than 6"?
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