Southeastern Blue Sucker

The southeastern blue sucker (Cycleptus meridionalis) is restricted to the Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers in Mississippi and Coastal Plain sections of several Mobile Basin rivers in Alabama. Adults grow to 24 inches in length and may weigh up to 12 pounds. Some of these fishes complete spawning runs that cover up to 450 miles and involve moving past navigation locks and dams.

Courtesy of the Geological Survey of Alabama